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Karl Richard Toft[1] (June 30, 1936 – April 28, 2018) was a convicted Canadian sex offender and pedophile. He was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He committed an estimated 200 sexual assaults while working as a guard at the Kingsclear Youth Training Centre in Kingsclear, New Brunswick.

Toft was thought as one of Canada’s worst sex offenders.[2] Toft was convicted of 34 sex-related charges and sentenced in December 1992 to 13 years in prison.[3] In 1994, Toft appealed the sentence but lost. He served 11 years of his sentence and was freed.[2] He was represented by Daniel Watters, who maintained that two-thirds of the allegations were untrue.[3]

Toft died on April 28, 2018 from lung cancer in Edmonton, Alberta, aged 81.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Kark TOFT". Sex Offender Database. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Convicted Pedophile Toft Leaves Halfway House", CBC News, December 2, 2005. Retrieved on March 25, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Staples, Michael. "Lawyer: Toft Testimony Could Be Disappointing." The Daily Gleaner (Fredericton), August 19, 1994, pg. 11.
  4. Romero, Diego (April 28, 2018). "Convicted pedophile Karl Toft dies from lung cancer". CTV Edmonton.