If a high-risk sex offender moved into your neighbourhood, would you do everything you could to get them to move?
Schomberg residents are trying their best to get Keith Theodore Constantin kicked out of the town north of Toronto. The 35-year-old was released from prison recently after a four-year sentence for sexual assault and rape with a weapon. His known victims are seven-year-old boy and 45-year-old blind woman. He was originally released into the Hamilton area in 2014, but after backlash from the community there, he intentionally violated his parole to end up back in jail.
York Regional Police held a public information meeting Sunday afternoon at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg, where 500 people gathered to protest Constanin’s presence.
Susan Heslop Porter told The Toronto Sun HERE that he’s “100% guaranteed to re-0ffend, he’s raped women and children.”
Many argue that the man should be living in larger community, like Toronto, where there are more services for people like him.
Police assured the public that Constantin is undergoing counselling while he is under house arrest.
He is living under supervision at a federal not-for-profit group home near Highway 9 and Highway 27, being monitored by three unarmed caseworkers. He’s not allowed access to a computer. When his probation ends, he can live wherever he wants.
Parent Ken Groombridge isn’t convinced that Constantin will cause trouble in quiet Schomberg. He believes the man posses no risk to his daughters, as he’s in a secure facility.