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Fritzke’s Sex Assault Charge Dismissed

It has been a while since we have posted about Fritzke’s case. Since the last post, court dates have occurred and new information has been released to the public about his charges of sexual assault and accessing and distributing child pornography.

When I first posted about Fritzke I raised the issue that we didn’t have all the information and that he was not yet proven guilty at the time for either of his charges. It took a while, but his second charge which was the sexual assault was dismissed; however, in my opinion, he is still guilty of the act itself. For those who are interested, there is a sad and detailed description of what he allegedly did in the Medicine Hat News. Yes, the victim gave consent, but at her age (fourteen at the time) combined with his age and stature, it was still wrong, I think. This type of incident probably influenced the legal change of the age of sexual consent from fourteen to sixteen years old (Parliament, 2008); however, the law that was in place at the time of the incident was used instead of the recently changed version of the law. This meant that since the victim was fourteen at the time she legally could have given consent.

We aren’t privy to much information about his first charge (of accessing and distributing child pornography), but I doubt he will be the victor in that case.

Vice-principal’s sex assault charge dismissed by Alex McCuaig

Trial begins for Gregory Fritzke by Alex McCuaig

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4 Responses to “Fritzke’s Sex Assault Charge Dismissed”

  1. February 16th, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Sean says:

    It seems like Fritzke’s life is pretty much over. More than living with all the guilt, he now has to live knowing he cheated on his wife and family, which I consider the worst of offenses. How could someone in this position ever tell someone else that they love them?

  2. February 16th, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Dusty says:

    He lived knowing he did that 5 years ago, Sean.

  3. February 17th, 2010 at 1:16 AM

    Dean says:

    Add on to that the abuse of position of authority, an act that demonstrates a person who crosses a line and shows they have a serious lack of ethics and morals. If they can’t be trusted in maintaining a relationship with a person they are married to, and target (what the law now calls) underage partners….time for some lengthy psych intervention.

  4. February 18th, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    laws says:

    This reminds me of the SNFU song “Painful Reminder” except in the song the teacher is responsible and not a sexual predator…

    listen to it here

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