An elite squad from the Jamaican Constabulary Force has arrested George Flowers aka ‘Mr Flowas” on Canadian warrants of aggravated sexual assault. This happened about 1 pm Toronto time June 4. At the time of writing, Flowers is in a Jamaican jail awaiting an extradition hearing.
As with all cases involving someone captured in a foreign country, the person can either waive or fight the extradition order. In this case, waiving extradition would mean Flowers could be returned to Canada post-haste or, if he fights it, he will spend time in a Jamaican prison. I must admit I have mixed feelings about this situation. As I wrote in the original posting “Bring him to justice” I know people who dated this man. Yes, I’m glad he’s finally been detained. It’s about time this piece of garbage was off the streets so he can’t infect anyone else.
This is good news, but it is tempered by this: if he waives extradition, or the Jamaican courts reject his arguments, he will be returned to Canada to stand trial. While the police investigation and search have awakened memories in his victims, the worst could still be ahead for them. It is my understanding Mr Flowers now has AIDS and is extremely ill. Given his condition, I would hope there is a possibility he would plead guilty. If he doesn’t, then his lawyers will do their best to discredit his victims. These victims don’t need to relive that part of their lives again; nor do they deserve to have their reputations dragged through the gutter, neither should they have the lives they’ve carefully rebuilt destroyed, yet this could happen under our system of justice.
One victim has told me that in hearing of his arrest she feels she has received some justice and is very elated at this news.
As more information becomes available, I’ll report it.
To repeat what Detective Johnston wrote earlier, His non-disclosure actions are criminal whether or not a sexual encounter resulted in HIV infection. A lot of people are under the impression that if they DIDN’T contract HIV, that they have no criminal claim and that is false. The charge is for the “threat” of contracting the virus at the time of sexual contact if they were NOT advised of someone’s HIV status PRIOR to any sexual encounter. If the fact George was at large has kept you from contacting the police in the past, now that he’s in custody, I urge you to please contact Detective Nancy Johnston, Toronto Police Service, 55 Division at 416-808-5505.
For those who are interested, following is a chronological list of the complete series dealing with George Flowers:
Bring him to justice
Bring him to justice – followup
This and that
Bring him to justice – echoes from the past
Bring him to justice – updated photo
Bring him to justice – reaction
Bring him to justice – update
I guess the answer is “yes”
Bring him to justice – silence
Bring him to justice – stop the nonsense
Blogs: Opinion pieces or news reports?
Updates and comments
Bring him to justice – media questions
Bring him to justice – my perspective
Bring him to justice – nationwide
Bring him to justice – a victim speaks
Bring him to justice – more media questions
Honestly, I don’t care
I can’t do that
Bring him to justice – recap
Bring him to justice – CAPTURED!!!