Police investigators watched and tearfully celebrated Wednesday as a former RCMP counter-terrorism officer who tortured and starved his son in the basement of his family's suburban Ottawa home was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Society failed the young Ottawa boy who endured being chained up, tortured and sexually abused at the hands of his father, a disgraced former RCMP officer, the victim's maternal aunt told a sentencing hearing Wednesday.
A boy who was severely abused at the hands of his father, a now-suspended RCMP counterterrorism officer, has told a court he still needs help getting over the torture he endured and expects to live with the physical and emotional scars for the rest of his life.
The defence lawyer for a suspended RCMP officer and his wife suggested Monday their son is a chronic liar with a discipline problem, an Ottawa courthouse heard at the couple's criminal trial for abuse.
An Ottawa courtroom heard more disturbing testimony at the trial of a suspended Mountie and his wife, who are accused of brutally abusing their 11-year-old son, keeping him chained and starved for months in the family home.