A Canadian sex offender is allowed to finish his spring semester at college before completing a prison sentence for sexually exploiting a 13-year-old girl.
Officials sentenced Connor Neurauter, 21, a student at the University of Calgary, to 90 days in prison, two years probation, and required the student to register as a sex offender, reported Fox News. Neurauter started serving his sentence on Jan. 4., but was allowed to interrupt the sentence to finish up the school year.
A judge postponed his sentence until May.
Neurauter, at age 18, sexually exploited the an unidentified 13-year-old girl. The girl claimed that Neurauter choked her and gave her a bra as a present. The girl said he threatened to show her family nude photos if she told people about his alleged abuse.
The University of Calgary could not expel Neurauter since the incident happened before he was in college. The University did advise him not to return to school.
“This does not mean that the university condones sexual violence or harassment, nor does it mean that we prioritize the rights of a convicted individual over the safety of our university community,” said Dru Marshall, the provost for the University of Calgary school’s provost, according to CBC News.
The victim’s mother wanted Neurauter expelled from the college. Kaitlin Cassell, a student at the University of Calgary, started an online petition to get Neurauter expelled. The petition had over 57,000 signatures as of Friday.
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