The Malaysian man who has been dubbed as Canada's "worst serial rapist" will be released this month and he may be sent back to Malaysia
Canadian English daily, Toronto Star reported recently that 56-year-old serial rapist Selva Kumar Subbiah, will be released from prison on 29 January. The Canadian authorities have yet to decide on whether he will be deported to Malaysia or allowed to remain in Canada.
According to Toronto Star, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) declined to discuss the matter but a spokesperson of the department, Derek Lawrence, had apparently said that the Immigration Act "clearly defines reasons for inadmissibility including involvement in criminal activity, in human rights violations, in organised crime, security, health, or financial reasons."
"All foreign nationals and/or permanent residents accused of committing criminal acts are subject to the due process of the law. When convicted, they must serve their sentence before the removal from Canada can take place," explained Lawrence in an email to Toronto Star.
It was also mentioned that the Canadian law does not allow the removal of "serious criminals" without an appeal.
What's really worrying is that Subbiah is being released despite multiple warnings by prison staff that he has a high risk to reoffend and even start killing
At a parole hearing in June 2016, Subbiah was told that the behind-bars therapy didn't quite change his behaviour. All his previous parole hearings pretty much said the same thing.
"The CMT (case management team) believes that you are likely to commit an offence causing death or serious harm to another person prior to the expiration of your (parole) and therefore, is recommending that your detention order be confirmed," read the parole hearing record, as reported by Toronto Star.
Based on their observations and tests throughout his sentence, Subbiah has been said to struggle with victim empathy, remorse and the inability to take full responsibility for his personal choices "which results in his lack of mitigation for risk".
Subbiah was initially due for automatic release in January 2009, but the National Parole Board had apparently ordered for his sentence to be extended as he was deemed too dangerous to be released.
Parole reports suggest that the Malaysian serial rapist has resisted treatment and continued to deny that he has caused any serious harm or injury to his victims.
Subbiah did not comment on the results of the parole hearing and even waived his right to have an adviser present during these proceedings.
Who is Subbiah? What is the full extent of his heinous crimes?
Selva Kumar Subbiah has reportedly been sexually assaulting women since he came to Canada from Malaysia in 1980 but no one had reported him for the longest of time.
In the span of 12 years, Subbiah had sexually assaulted approximately 1,000 women according to the Toronto police. His modus operandi usually involves him posing as a model agent or movie talent scout using the names, Richard Wild and Ryan Hunter. He has also been known to pose as a professional dancer, lawyer and a diplomat.
Adding to that, he also used to lure victims to the basement of his house on Madonnell Avenue on the pretense of selling exotic pets.
It usually starts with Subbiah offering his victims drugged drinks and when they finally lose consciousness, he would rape them and take photos of their naked bodies.
His youngest victim was only 14 years old.
Some of his most horrific crimes include beatings with a piece of lumber, throwing down his wife from the stairs and discharging a pistol into her back, leaving her with burns and psychological trauma.
On 7 August 1991, the Toronto authorities arrested Subbiah. He was found carrying a little black book containing the names of 170 women that he assaulted, rated on a scale of 0 to 10.
It led to the conviction of 70 offences involving more than 30 women thanks to the discovery of his black book. He had meticulously documented the names of victims along with their photographs and ratings, according to The Squamish Chief, a British Columbian daily.
He was sentenced to 24 years in prison - convicted of 19 counts of sexual assault, 28 counts of administering a drug or noxious substance, 10 counts of various assaults and dozen of other charges.
On 21 December 1992, the day of his conviction, Justice David Humphrey had ordered the police to escort Subbiah to his native Malaysia after his release. It was not mentioned then when exactly would this be carried out.
Meanwhile, Crown counsel Paul Normandeau told the court during Subbiah's conviction that, "He has no feelings, no compassion. All we can do is warehouse him."
According to Canadian National Post, a judge had apparently commented that his behaviour was "so disgusting and so vile that no punishment ascribed by this court would do justice to him".
Six years later, in 1998, the police found out that Subbiah is still keeping up with committing crimes from behind the bars. With the help of a female accomplice, Subbiah had been conning women into sending him nude photos and gifts.
He was eventually transferred from the maximum security Kingston Penitentiary to a medium security Warkworth Institution in 2013 as the maximum security prison was due to be closed that year.
Subbiah also survived a knifing attack at the Kingston Penitentiary in 2009. He was apparently stabbed at least six times by two other convicts.
Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had assured that the local authorities will check with the Canadian immigration department on Subbiah's deportation status
"We will get in touch with the Malaysian High Commission through the Foreign Ministry."
"It is premature to conclude on further action, on whether he’ll be deported or otherwise, until we get more information," Khalid said, as reported by The Star.
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