Self-described 'rape hound' in court
Feb 12,2008 00:00
WINDSOR, Ontario - Canadian prosecutors in Windsor, Ontario, are trying this week to have a self-described "rape hound" jailed indefinitely, the city's newspaper reported Tuesday.
Court proceedings to have 30-year-old Jeffrey Bastien declared a dangerous offender began Monday with prosecutors using police videotapes from prior arrests as evidence, the Windsor Star reported.
The designation would mean indefinite incarceration with psychiatric assessments every seven years.
In one video on which he described assaulting three women in one day in January 2001, Bastien is heard saying he doesn't feel good and that he doesn't feel any guilt.
"I need help mentally to realize that there are other occupations than being a rape hound," he said on the video, later saying he had a goal of eventually assaulting 5,000 women.
During the video replay Monday, Bastien repeatedly laughed as he watched, the newspaper said.
Assistant Crown attorney Gary Nikota said he will call as many as 70 witnesses, including victims, medical and psychiatric experts along with and prison and probation officials to review Bastien's lengthy criminal record.
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