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Convicted Sexual Predator Granted Day Parole, Released To Peterborough Halfway House After Serving Only Half His Sentence

PETERBOROUGH-His vitims are angry and outraged after 80-year-old Stan McBride Junior was granted day parole and released to a halfway house in Peterborough on Wednesday.

“It almost feels like he won,” one of the victims, who can’t be named due to a publication ban, told Kawartha 411 news today. “He always found a way to have his way.”

Another said  “The fact he was protected and allowed to carry on for many years in plain sight… however, that’s a story nobody wants to talk about.”

McBride Jr is a former teacher. His father was the Mayor of Peterborough from 1961 to 1962 and the Sheriff from 1962 until 1986, when he retired. McBride Sr. is a member of the Peterborough Sports Hall of Fame.

McBride Jr was sentenced to nine years in a federal penitentiary in 2019 after pleading guilty to six counts of sexual assault, two counts of attempted sexual assault and three counts of administer a noxious substance. McBride was a resident of Peterborough at the time as are some of the victims, most of whom were teenagers.

Kawartha 411 broke the news of his arrest in 2017. Read more here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2021/06/18/four-additional-victims-come-forward-in-case-of-peterborough-child-sexual-predator-stan-mcbride-jr/

“On multiple occasions, you invited ______(hidden due to publication ban) male between the ages of 17-19 years of age to your family cottage to hunt, trap and target shoot. At the cottage, you provided the young males with alcohol and pornographic magazines. You drugged the victims with Quaaludes, which you told them were water purification tablets. Once the drugs had taken effect, you would perform sexual acts on the victims.” said the Parole Board decision obtained by Kawartha 411 News. “You admit that you groomed the victims with drugs and alcohol in order to carry out your offences. You worked in an area of the community where drugs were available and that is where you obtained the substances you gave to the victims.”

Another victim was 15 years old at the time. The family cottage was located in South Algonquin Township, west of Barry’s Bay.

“The Board has also considered the numerous victim impact statements on file that clearly document the lifetime of harm and trauma that your offences caused the victims. Lives were severely disrupted; youths were destroyed, and many are continuing to deal with the many losses and negative impacts being sexually abused by you has created.” said the board.

According to the parole board, McBride has one previous conviction for sexual assault in 1988. At that time he was initially charged with Sexual Assault, Administer Noxious Substance and Knowingly Supply a Minor; however, the former two charges were withdrawn. He was sentenced to eight months incarceration and two years of probation for those first charges.

McBride told the parole board he is a changed man following his time in a federal jail.

“You admit that when you were offending you may have been attracted to young males but after the offending and being caught the attraction completely ceased. You said that you have no sexual fantasies or thoughts at this stage of your life but, when challenged about this area you admitted that you had spoken out inappropriately about female staff simply because you find them attractive.”

A psychological assessment completed in January 2022 indicated that he is in the low range for general recidivism and the low-moderate range for violent recidivism. He was assessed as a moderate risk for sexual recidivism.

In April 2020 McBride completed the ICPM Sex Offender Primer Program attending 10/11 sessions. His file indicates he worked with the other participants and was respectful to the facilitator but he struggled when having to complete some tasks. At the end of the program, his overall ability and commitment to using the skills required to manage his risk factors was assessed as “needs a lot of improvement”

Concerns were also raised about his self-management plan saying McBride admitted to having “risky thoughts” but when questioned he remarked to the effect that he was trying to make light of things in the serious assignment.

“Your self-management plans were assessed as “needs a lot of improvement”. stated the board.

He completed the ICPM Sex Offender Maintenance Program in January 2023

As part of his 6-month day parole release, McBride must follow the treatment plan, report relationships, have no contact with victims, not consume drugs or alcohol, no contact with certain persons and no contact with children. Leave privileges were not addressed on file but your institutional parole officer indicated during the hearing that leave as per the CBRF and Board policy were supported.

“Your offences resulted in serious ongoing mental and emotional harm to the victims and in order to ensure no further trauma is caused you are to have no direct or indirect contact with the victims.”

The board decision makes a number of references to health concerns McBride is dealing with making him unable to work and impacting his hearing. Government officials would not provide the name of the residential treatment facility he has now been moved to but Haley House in Peterborough is the only halfway house in Canada for individuals coming out of federal prison who are palliative or struggle with significant health concerns.


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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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