Manage episode 307702147 series 2359145
Episode 196 - In September of 2009, in Cosy Cove, a quiet, rural neighbourhood near Tweed, Ontario, an anonymous young woman sleeping in her home was brutally sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant who’d broken into her home. During the violent, two-hour sexual assault, as her 8 week old daughter slept in another room, the rapist snapped photos of the woman, before escaping into the night. Two weeks later, in the same small neighbourhood, the creeper struck again, sexually assaulting another woman, Laurie Massicotte. Her rapist also photographed her before fleeing. A neighbour Laurie’s, was suspected in the assault but he denied any involvement. He was later cleared when his DNA was not a match to that of the Laurie’s attacker. Police suspected the two sexual assaults were somehow connected as they were both so similar.
Two months later, there was a murder. A year after that, another. When police discovered the identity of the perpetrator, the whole country was shocked.
[Russell Williams (criminal) - Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Williams_(criminal))
Massicotte v. Williams, 2014 ONCA 792 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gf735 >
M.E.H. v. Williams, 2012 ONCA 35 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/fpxq4 >
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