The man who abducted, tortured and raped a 12-year-old girl over a six-month period in 1976, has been denied parole.
Donald Alexander Hay, 66, pleaded his case before a National Parole Board panel on Friday at Mountain Prison in Agassiz.
Hay, who has now served 25 years, told the three-member panel he was an alcoholic, and was not in control of himself at the time.
However, the panel noted the sadistic nature of the crime, and ruled Hay is still a risk to society. The board also says Hay is trying to minimize his actions, and has not shown enough compassion or sympathy for his victim, Abby Drover.
During the proceedings, he was asked if he had read her victim impact statement. Hay said he had, and was disappointed that Drover couldn't forgive him.
Drover, who is now a 38-year-old mother of five, attended Friday's parole hearing, but did not testify. When the decision was announced, she gave a thumbs up to onlookers in the room, and clapped her hands over her head.
On Thursday, she had made a rare public statement. She told reporters she hoped her tormentor never gets out of jail, saying he is, and always will be, a very dangerous man. "He's an alcoholic and a paedophile, and that doesn't change."
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