This is a post from the silentlambs guestbook. It illustrates that many times the background of JW members is kept out of the media to not bring “reproach on Jehovah” and protect the reputation of the organization. We publish this information based on what is written with hope that it will encourage others that know of JW molesters that are not reported in the media to be noted on the silentlambs website. In this story it is interesting to note that this person had a history of child molestation. Did the elders in Canada act on this information? If they did not, how many more children did this pedophile access before he was finally caught? The answers to these questions illustrate how the Jehovah’s Witness policy on child abuse continues to hurt children.
As you will see in the newspaper article below Salmon is listed in the sex offender registry on Ontario. Sadly the public is not allowed access to the sex offender registry only law enforcement. For those reasons we publish this information to assist Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ontario to be on the look out in the event Vance Salmon starts attending meetings at your Kingdom Hall.
The Guestbook poster named “Nancy” writes:
“Another JW was arrested as he had kid porn on his computer. It was in the local paper. He got jail time and he has to be on the sex offender registry for 20 years. His name is Vance Salmon from Parry Sound Ontario. It was in the local paper of his arrest. Of course as the story goes it was his brother's common law partner who put it on his computer! Ya right!! What is interesting is that they (his brother andcommon law partner) lost custody of their I believe it is 3 or 4 little children. All I remember is she was having baby after baby. Apparently the two brothers and the kid’s mother went to jail. Both brothers were raised as witnesses and at times would regularly attend the local Kingdom Hall and I know the one still went door to door at times. The parents are still active witnesses and attend the hall regularly.Vance Salmon was caught years ago with home made porn movies and he confessed to assaulting four boys who were not on the videos.........A year ago as I was leaving Walmart and Vance was just a little ahead of me leaving Walmart behind my elderly friend who I was afraid he was following. So I hurried out to catch up to my elderly friend and started walking over to the parking lot when a jacked up four wheel drive truck suddenly stepped on it. It looked like he was trying to run over Vance. The young man just gunned the truck. Vance started running as hard as he could go to get away. The young man and his girlfriend almost hit him as he managed to run between two cars. I did not know the young man but I believe he was a victim of Vance. My friend said, “The poor man! The young man almost ran over him!” I told my friend what Vance was... Just as suddenly as it started the truck slowed down once Vance stepped to safety and went and parked, both persons went into Walmart like nothing had happened. I am and I am sure others here, even ones I don't know about, are very happy he was caught... charged...arrested....”
Parry Sound Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography
Local man charged with possession of child pornography
PARRY SOUND - A 34-year-old man faces a charge of possession of child pornography after police raided his Parry Sound home Monday.
According to police, a desktop computer and diskettes that could contain evidence of child sexual abuse were seized during the search of the man’s home.
The possible child pornography on the computer is believed to have been downloaded from the Internet.
“As far as we know, there are no local children right now,” said Detective Sergeant Kevin Adam, of the OPP’s Child Pornography section. “Until we look on the computer, right now, (we believe it’s) off the Internet.”
Charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography is Vance Salmon of Parry Sound. The accused is scheduled for a bail hearing on the 28th of March 2007 and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound, Ontario.
Police report that the investigation is continuing.
See Wednesday's Parry Sound North Star for more on this story as it develops.
Originally published at http://www.parrysound.com/press/1175029168/
Jail time for child porn possession
PARRY SOUND - Vance Salmon received nine months in jail Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography at the Parry Sound Courthouse.
West Parry Sound OPP arrested the 33-year-old Parry Sound man in March. Along with jail time, he received three years probation and his name is now on the sexual offender registry for 20 years, according to OPP reports.