The hunt for a Nova Scotia predator

CBC Radio’s Maritime Magazine recently featured an excellent documentary about the prosecution of Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh, a Nova Scotia businessman accused of unspeakable crimes against children in the 1970s.
MacIntosh was eventually brought to justice, but only after years of delay and errors by prosecutors, police and federal bureaucracy. Even after a warrant for his arrest was issued, his passport was repeatedly renewed, and the RCMP blew a chance to arrest MacIntosh – who spent years working, living, and preying on young boys in India – during a return visit to Canada. (A suggestion: if an accused has been tracked down after years on the run, it’s not a good idea for police to telephone the accused and leave a message for him to call back.)
Update: MacIntosh is appealing his conviction.

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