Wednesday, February 28, 2007

John Melanson... Dangerous Pedophile

I don't know why the article (depicted in the screenshot above) is not opening via the CityNews website; a site search, keying Melanson, does display the article had been accessible:

If anyone knows John Melanson's whereabouts, locates him or hears from him? Please, do exactly as officers are asking: Call the numbers cited. Do not attempt to apprehend Melanson or take the law into one's own hands. Just call the police or the anonymous tip line.

If pedophiles (plenty read this blog) are helping him evade police: You aren't doing him a favor, but making the situation far worse - for yourselves and for him. Turn him in! He will be caught.


Anonymous Rez said...

according to CTV Toronto, John "Fester" Murray Melanson was arrested last Thurday. i hope they didn't let him go.

and i still can't figure out why the peds are trying to pretend that they don't know who John Melanson is. if you compare the ears on the J. Melanonson as a boy picture with the recent picture, it's obviously the same person. pedos are stupid.

1:41 AM  
Blogger ~**Violet Leaves**~ said...

Camper is posting at BC, saying that you are wrong, and that the money they raised is going towards whatever it is supposed to.

He must had made bond with their contributions.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Rez said...

Camper is posting at BC

somebody using Camper's nym is posting at BC. Camper is in jail. it sounds like Jim, the way he's running around attacking people.

2:57 PM  
Blogger ~**Violet Leaves**~ said...

Rez good point I bet you are right!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Proud2BAntiPerv said...

Jimf3 pretty much confirmed in his post on BC that Camper and Melanson are one and the same. His comment was, "This seems to about something that happened in the year 2000". Not once did he deny this was Melanson/Camper. Sure, a lot happened in 2000 and continued until now.

I've seen the posts supposedly from Camper on BC. With all the admins and cogs over there (with access to sigpics and passwords) it makes sense that one or all of them would post as Camper to calm the fears of the rest of the posters.

Did any of you see a post from Jimf3 in response to Camper saying something like "I knew it wasn't you"? Of course not because he knows damn well Camper is Melanson.

They're bound to have a back-up plan in case something like this happened. Like sharing passwords so the person in custody could look like they were really OK and still posting.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Rez said...

Not once did he deny this was Melanson/Camper.

and not just Jim. the FSC and the rest of the BC admin are also just a little bit conspicuous by their silence.

With all the admins and cogs over there (with access to sigpics and passwords)

according to BC FAQ #28

"Passwords submitted to BoyChat are simply codes that allow you to use a certain emboldened name and SigPic; they are not secure passwords and are visible to Cogs.
[emphasis added]

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Proud2BAntiPerv said...

Guess what, Rookiee? We're sticklers, too.

If you want to see the names tied together then check your files. We can't take you by the hand and walk you through what we know and how we gleaned that information.

You do gather information and save it, right?

You know what's truly weird about this Rookiee? Pedophiles are barely discussing this issue. Call Camper what you want. John Melanson is, in fact, Jason Garrisons former roommate.

BoyCrappers all know this and they know the implications involved.

They have made a bigger deal over whether or not to have a search function on their message board.

It's a smoke screen. Didn't you notice?

What they're talking about speaks volumns. Can you hear the echo? (Do you have access to their private board? Neither do we.)

John Melanson is a former snuggle buddy of Jason Garrison who designed and co-webmastered several pedophile domains we've all been monitoring.

I don't know what else to tell you that can fit in the space that blogspot provides. There aren't enough hours in the day.

8:28 PM  
Blogger ILuv2Surf said...

Proud2B, I hate to say this but... I think too much time and energy was spent trying to help someone understand who doesn't - and won't or can't when inexperience is involved.

Still, you explained it well.

Some want instant "gratification" with no concern for the effects of wanting such. Some are attention or glory-seekers or looking to engage with pedophiles. We're not. Never will be.

Randy... just want to say to you: High Five :). We're on the same proverbial page. You done good, dude! Hang in there. We got your drift - even if others don't. Thank you - so much!

The rest? Some really don't "get it." That's sad - for them.

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Rez said...

i don't know if Randy is aware of the amount of damage he's done, but he definitely has my gratitude. thanks, Randy.

12:32 AM  
Blogger jacey said...

A big HT to Randy, very nice work!

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John "Fester" Murray Melanson was in this town (and ran away after new years) I am very happy that he was caught and will be returning in cuffs to face charges. I sincerly hope that I wil be able to contribute in the future any groups trying to stop these monsters from exploiting innocent children. Fester was at our table, gave my child candy in front of us - how sick is that! Because of your brave site - I now know that child molesters are not just the creeps off Dateline but even coach each other to get to know the parents so they are never caught in a "cheezy" sting like on Dateline. I there is anything I can do to help this community stop violence against children - I am here to help! Here is some news i thought I would share with you.

Hay River sex offender being held in Toronto

CJCD news:
An alleged sex offender from Hay River is currently being held by police in Toronto. Last Thursday, the Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Unit, in cooperation with the RCMP, arrested John Murray Melanson, also known as, "Fester". The former Hay River resident is wanted on charges of alleged sexual assault, sexual interferance and possession of child pronography. Detective Constable Brad Cooper with the Sex Crimes Unit says they are investigating multiple incidents. "The investigation is still ongoing on many fronts, both here in Toronto and up in Hay River, as well as nationally and internationally. This is to ensure that we aren't missing any victims that he has had across Canada and the United States. We have information that he has spent time in the U.S., which we are investigating as we speak." Cooper adds his charges are very similar accross the country. The same pattern of charges, the same pattern of behaviour everywhere he goes." Anyone with information is being asked to call Cooper at Toronto Police Headquarters in Toronto at 416-808- 8067.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hay River sex offender being held in Toronto

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just want to point this out in case people haven't seen it:

Convicted pedophile played Santa

You'll have to sign up to read the article about Melanson. It's worth the subscription!!!

Bless everyone who has worked toward bringing him to where he belongs: Locked up!

Please, throw away the key!

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lay low, guys and gals...the less said the better. Let the universe unfold as it should (and will)...certainly but slowly.

Eventually you will be glad you let nature take its course...I promise.

1:21 AM  
Anonymous USpace said...

Good post and blog, it's linked, thanks! Hopefully this dirtball will spend a long long time in prison being beaten and raped everyday. Hate for scum like this is VERY healthy!

absurd thought -
God of the Universe thinks
child sex crimes are best

but don't give life sentences
gently coddle pedophiles

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am the guy that charged him to get him arrested and i agree with everyone but i believe he will get what he deserves after he gets to fed pen ...

8:38 PM  
Blogger Randy said...

'J.M.' interviewed for study likes to be called Fester
PAUL CHERRY, The Gazette
Published:Â 12 hours ago
For professional reasons, criminologist Pierre Tremblay would not disclose who the J.M. was in his study, but a comparison of the criminal record of a notorious pedophile named John Murray Melanson leaves little doubt he was the person interviewed.

In 2000, while he was a member of the Montreal Ganymede Collective, described as a group of 50 to 60 pedophiles based in this city, Melanson sexually assaulted a 6-year-old boy from a western Montreal suburb.

The J.M. in the study told Tremblay that Ganymede leaders made efforts to screen out pedophiles who posed a high risk to act on their attractions to children. But he also said the group had a "You don't tell and we won't ask" kind of policy when rumours surfaced about fellow members.
Besides being sentenced to a 30-month prison term for the sexual assault, Melanson was placed under a lifetime prohibition order on Aug. 31, 2000. It forbids him to be near playgrounds, daycares, schools and pools where children swim, and bars him from taking a job or volunteering for a position that would put him in a position of authority over anyone under age 14.

According to court records, Melanson moved to Winnipeg after completing his sentence and was arrested for possessing child pornography. In that case he was sentenced in 2006 to time served and placed under another court order, this time forbidding him to access the Internet for three years or from using encryption software, which protects the confidentiality of data stored on a computer disk.

Melanson, who likes to be called Fester, moved to Hay River, in the Northwest Territories, late last year, where he settled into a job at a hotel. Despite the court order filed in Montreal, he is alleged to have volunteered to teach students at a high school and to play Santa Claus at a public library.

He suddenly disappeared this year. While the RCMP in the Northwest Territories conducted a search for Melanson, new allegations involving two boys emerged. A warrant charging him with two counts of sexual assault on minors and possession of child pornography was issued. Melanson was recently arrested in Toronto.

well at least now we know he's still in prison and likely to be there for a very long time. Yeeee Hawwwwwww


6:31 PM  
Blogger ILuv2Surf said...

Randy: How do "we know" he's in prison and likely to remain there for a long duration?

Maybe Canadians know, but, in the States: How do we "know"?

What I mean by that is: confirmation. Kinda difficult on this end of things when things just slowly trickle. That is a shame. And, meanwhile, it's like: spinning wheels to seek confirmation.

Do you have something that verifies he will be in prison for a long time so that others and I can stop spinning wheels seeking data?

Just something tangible? that proves he will not be hurting boys or their family for a long time?

I know his history all-to-well. I need something that proves he is locked up.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Randy said...

Howdy ILuv2surf,
Talking with the R.C.M.P. a couple of weeks back, they won't give me any real details except that he is still in prison in toronto and is facing numerous charges, when it finally goes to court, they will be issuing a major press announcement, will forward anything i hear.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate what you are doing. However, publishing photos of him as a child is just plain wrong. I would suggest that if you want to be taken seriously as a group that they be removed.

6:42 AM  
Blogger ILuv2Surf said...

Thank you, Randy.

11:50 AM  
Blogger ILuv2Surf said...

Anonymous, you might be taken seriously if you adopt an ID that isn't common use among perverts.

It might also be helpful if you knew what you were talking about.

No one here - or at other anti-predator sites - posted countless sig(nature) pics of perverts at pedophile messages boards and websites. The photos are what perverts use to authenticate their own posts.

Do you thinnk someone here invaded his residence and stole photos of him as a boy?

Get real.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I am one of the people involved with Randy who helped to track and apprehend John "Fester" Murray Melanson. The RCMP have emailed us and have confirmed that he is and will remain in custody for a long time. The investigation is ongoing as it is believed there will be more charges forthcoming - LE agencies in the US and abroad have also been involved. Please continue to collect any information or data on him as the more details which surface may reveal leads to possible other crimes and / or victims. The more charges against him - the more likely he may spend lengthier periods in prison - or be deamed a "dangerous offender" and never be released. The RCMP have limited resources in obtaining information for outside Canada - if there is more information on John Murray Melanson out there - it is prudent that the Canadian authorities are notified.

Keep up the good work!!!

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Linear said...

I can't believe it! I worked with this fucking piece of trash in Montreal in 1999. He was a chef at the Montreal Shriner's Hospital. Yes a hospital for children! How the hell was he hired? Do these idiots not do background checks? He disappeared from here but we heard he got caught in Newfoundland and was brought back to face charges of molesting a six year old boy in Montreal. I think he got like 3 years. What a joke! A repeat fucking offender who is proud of what he does! Who thinks he is a boylover. When will we use this new DANGEROUS OFFENDER law and put him away forever.
(Oh he also told people here quite proudly that he was very active in the Scouts for years, and also was an expert in sign language and had worked with kids in schools...)
THANK YOU for a place to expose ALL there is about this piece of crap.

9:09 PM  
Blogger ILuv2Surf said...


I can certainly understand and relate to the anger you feel (and have probably felt since learning of the *alleged* perp's arrest - and he'll be alleged until it's assured he's gonna be locked up. I'm not making any excuses for him, that's for sure!).

With his background, a criminal backround check should have produced some info. for employers about his criminal convictions - one would think. But, that's logic. With predators? Somehow, what applies to everyone else works like teflon with them. They're so slimey that maybe everything just drips off.

The companies responsible for screening in hiring/firing would have to answer to whether a background check is even attempted.

Even when companies looking to hire do a background check, if there is no criminal record (such as is the case in many online sex predators without priors), nothing will show up that gives indication if the prospective employee is not delineating online screen names, accounts, etc. There is no data to make a potential match if it is not offered.

Sex Offender Registries could be of great assistance. First, though, those registries must also cite all aliases (screen or user names) a perp has utilized. (And, there is no way that LE agencies can claim ignorance, particularly when those names have been shared by people whom know them and cited them for the benefit of LE agencies making cases.)

Why the scum have net accesss? after abusing? using electronic means to affix to prey? Who knows?

God forbid someone deny perps their daily dose of spam and ads for Viagra. Gawd: Just imagine their lives without the Net?

One day, someone empowered to effect change will wake up and wonder: WTF?

And, we have the answer: You must have been asleep during society's nightmare. Thank you. NOT!!!!!!

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I completely agree about the background checks, in fact, that was how I discovered John Melanson's background. Unfortunately, without Mr. Melanson providing a signed consent, I could not do a criminal record check with the RCMP. Instead, I went on line and googled variations of the names I had been given by Mr. Melanson. When he applied to me he used the name Murray "Fester" Melanson but when I looked his name up in the phone directory it was listed as John Melanson. Through my search, I came across a posting on an obscure website from several years ago - I managed to contact the woman who placed the posting to determine if the man she wrote about was in fact the same individual - everything she described was identicle to what he had told me - he was a widower, originally from New Brunswick, former military etc. I was certain that they were one and the same. Then one week later purely by coincidence Randy came across the same obscure posting and contacted her as well - she put me in touch with Randy and within one month the three of us worked together and managed to track him and provide sufficient information to the RCMP to allow them to go in and apprehend this predator. For me as an employer, it was an eye-opening experience. It makes me ill thinking of how I almost brought this man into my community, introduced him into our lives and that of my employees and friends. I am grateful for sites such as this where we can find and share information about individuals who may bring harm to children. Every child deserves to be safe and that is the responsibility of each and every one of us as a community. Thank you all for your continued efforts.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Randy said...

Couldn't have said it better Karen except to add that here in Canada, the normal citizen cannot access the sex offender registry. only the R.C's and such can. This I feel has to change, how easy it could have all been to just check that registry and find out the truth. John Melanson had been convicted at least twice before, and had broke his parole before. When a predator like this is release from prison, why are they not subjected to an ankle bracket g.p.s. unit, this would solve everything, oh look he isn't where he is suppose to be, pick him up and back to jail for violations on his parole. In a perfect world that would work, and i'm sure the R.C.'s and such would love it, but alas, it just makes too much sense and would be "inconviencing" our parolees, or going against their rights, personally I feel they lost the rights to anything the moment they hurt a child.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a victim of this Murry Melanson many years ago as a very young child. He will not get out this time on parole I have been reasured by the police. There is a court case going on in Toronto currently he is facing several charges and will get a label of Dangerous offender and not be able for parole since he has shown a 30 year pattern of sexually abusing children. He was in the military as a teen and learned the trade of chef but got kicked out for thieft. He I knew has used various names even has been a scout leader, minister even worked in Toronto for CBC as a chef. I pray others will come forward. There are victims in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick who I pray will come forward.

5:41 PM  
Anonymous said...

I was shocked when I read here that he was only given 30 months. What scares me is that if he could get out so darned early before, what will it take to lock him up for good???

I met John in Montreal. Any Quebecers out there need to know that neither teachers nor substitute teachers require criminal background checks in Quebec. I know this because I used to teach there, and John tried to get into teaching through me--thank GOD that didn't happen. But PLEASE lobby your school boards and ministry of education to see this changed.

John is a good con man. He is smooth. He didn't con me out of money or sex, just trust. He knows how to tell a plausible sob story--that's how he gets away with getting jobs without background checks. And at that time, he didn't make moves to hang around a bunch of children, just tried to gain trust of 1 single mom. I don't believe that it's only pedophiles who help him. Women need to know that family videos, pictures and a wedding ring are NOT enough evidence to substantiate a person's story. We learned this the hard way.

What scares me is if he is incarcerated federally, he could end up in my town.

5:17 PM  
Blogger whitton38 said...

thought you all would like to see the following article.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Abbie said...

Good for people to know.

4:20 AM  
Blogger whitton38 said...

Accused N.W.T. sex offender confessed on tape: Crown

A man who is accused of sexually assaulting two children in Hay River, N.W.T., gave police a confession while he was in custody in Toronto, says the Crown prosecutor handling the case.

16/12/2008 6:23:33 PM

CBC News

John Murray Melanson, 45, who faces charges of sexual assault and possessing child pornography in the Northwest Territories, left Hay River in January 2007, shortly after the alleged assaults took place.

He was arrested in Toronto for violating a court order a month later, at which time the N.W.T. charges were also laid. He was brought back to the territory this fall, after he was sentenced to time served in Toronto.

Crown prosecutor Christine Gagnon told CBC News that she will be relying on a videotaped confession given by Melanson, assuming it will be admissible at trial.

"The Crown always has to establish that any statement given by an accused person to people in authority was free and voluntary," Gagnon said outside court Tuesday.

"So no matter whether we are at a preliminary inquiry or at a trial, the Crown has the burden to establish that."

Gagnon did not specify what charges Melanson had confessed to committing in the videotape.

Melanson has elected to be tried by judge alone, meaning no jury will be involved.

The admissibility of the videotaped confession will be the first issue the judge will deal with at Melanson's preliminary inquiry, slated to begin April 13 in Yellowknife.

Gagnon said the six witnesses the Crown expects to call at the preliminary inquiry will include the Toronto police officers who took the confession.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just an update as of April 15. 09
Accused Sex Offender to Stand Trial in YK

A man accused of several sex- related charges alleged to have occurred in Hay River in 2006 will go to trial. A preliminary inquiry this week determined there is sufficient evidence to send John Murray Melanson to the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories. Shannon Smallwood is the Crown Prosecutor in the case and says the court heard evidence against Melanson on eight different charges. “He was committed to stand trial on two counts of touching for a sexual purpose a person under the age of 14 years old. He was committed also on three counts of breaching probation order… two counts of committing a sexual assault, and he was also committed on a count of possession of child pornography.” He has previously been convicted of sex-related crimes in Manitoba and Ontario. He's now in custody at the North Slave Correctional Centre in Yellowknife. The trial date has not yet been set.

great news :)
Randy Whitton

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today is february 4 2010,I just got of jail in yellowknife and had to spend some time with this sick pervert.He told me about his case and don't believe any bs he was talking about. I hope they put him in general population in stony mountain penetentiary,then justice will be served for his victims and their families! CS

6:07 PM  
Blogger whitton38 said...

We did it, one sicko off the street and hundreds to go, but yeeee hawwwwwww.

A convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two boys while babysitting them several years ago in Hay River, N.W.T.

John Murray Melanson, 46, entered the plea Monday at the N.W.T. Supreme Court in Yellowknife. He also pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with a probation order.
The sexual assaults took place in September 2006 in Hay River, where the New Brunswick native had been working as a cook for six months.
Court heard that Melanson had gained enough trust to babysit some people's children in Hay River, but that ended when the father of the two boys found images on Melanson's laptop of children having sex.
The father went to the RCMP with what he had found, also telling police that his children started exhibiting unusually sexual behaviour after Melanson had been alone with them.
The names of the two boys, who were both under the age of 10, are protected by a publication ban.
In addition to the sexual assaults, Melanson had also breached a probation order that required him to not possess pornography of any kind, not to be alone with children under the age of 14, and not to possess a computer with internet access.
While in Hay River, Melanson was affectionately dubbed "Fester" because of his resemblance to a character on the popular television series The Addams Family.
Residents have said Melanson volunteered at the local high school and library, even playing the part of Santa Claus at the library's Christmas party for children.
But people he met in the town of 3,650 were shocked to learn later that Melanson had about 50 previous convictions for offences that include sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, and possession and distribution of child pornography.
Melanson fled Hay River in January 2007 amid rumours about the child pornography found on his computer. He was arrested in Toronto a month later.
Melanson is being transported to Toronto on Tuesday to undergo a psychiatric assessment at the Crown's request.
Prosecutor Shannon Smallwood told the court on Monday that she wanted Melanson to be assessed because of his long criminal history. Melanson is allowed to hire his own psychiatrist to challenge any negative conclusions drawn by the assessment.
After the psychiatric assessment is complete, the Crown will decide whether to ask the court to have Melanson declared a dangerous or long-term offender.

10:21 AM  
Blogger whitton38 said...

Dangerous offender hearing set for pedophile
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - A convicted pedophile currently at the North Slave Correctional Centre is a step closer to being deemed a dangerous offender.

The application to have John Murray Melanson designated a dangerous offender is going to the next phase: a hearing is set for February at the Northwest Territories Supreme Court.

The Crown Prosecutor working on the application, Shannon Smallwood, said Melanson's criminal record is serious enough to have him deemed a danger to the public.

"Mr. Melanson does have a history of committing sexual-type offences as well as breaching release conditions and court orders, so the Crown is concerned about the risk he poses to society," she explained. "He is a confirmed pedophile, as well as his lack of compliance with (release) conditions in the past."

Melanson spent over a year in jail in Ontario for breaking conditions of his release on a previous charge in Manitoba and his recent convictions include sexual assaults involving two young boys in Hay River in 2006 and 2007.

Melanson had a psychiatric assessment this spring, and Smallwood said during the upcoming hearing in February, the two sides will debate the forensic expert's report.

"I expect there will be argument about his conclusions. His conclusions are simply to provide the court with some assistance, and it will be the judge who will make the final decision on the risk that Mr. Melanson poses to society."

If the judge decides he should be a dangerous offender, he or she will sentence Melanson accordingly, which could include he would spend an indefinite amount of time in jail.

He could also be deemed a long-term offender, or if the judge doesn't agree with either, he could be sentenced as a regular offender.

He's still waiting to be sentenced for the sexual assaults in Hay River a few years ago.

The hearing into the dangerous offender status will be in February in Yellowknife.

9:50 PM  
Blogger whitton38 said...

Minister approves dangerous offender request

The attorney general of Canada, Rob Nicholson, has signed off on the territory's Crown attorney office's request to have a known child molester declared a dangerous offender.

John Murray Melanson, 47, has a lengthy criminal record, including eight sexual crimes, and was deemed a high risk to re-offend by a psychiatrist in the spring.

The minister's approval means Supreme Court proceedings on the matter can proceed in Yellowknife beginning February 21, 2011. - Taylor Lambert

10:02 AM  
Blogger whitton38 said... Yup you're reading this right, justice has been done, and he'll be gone a long long time :)

4:34 PM  

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