CALGARY - It’s impossible to imagine a more helpless victim, or a more sickening crime.
A teenage quadriplegic, brain-injured and confined to a wheelchair, repeatedly molested by his own perverted caregiver.
The disgusting deed was caught on surveillance video, and police in two countries are now trying to catch the creep convicted of the crime – a former Calgarian believed to be hiding in Canada.
“He’s wanted for several counts of sexual misconduct with a minor,” said Deputy Jason Ogan of the Pima County, Arizona Sheriff’s Department.
George Ross Wilcox vanished before a Pima County Superior Court could sentence him for the crime after he was found guilty of four counts of sexual conduct with a minor under 15.
It was June 9, 2009, when Wilcox fled Arizona and a seemingly certain jail sentence after the court found him guilty – in part based on the video which documented the pedophile attacks on the child.
So keen are police to catch and jail 53-year-old Wilcox, who was born and raised in Calgary, that the case was given top billing on America’s Most Wanted, a website and TV show dedicated to catching fugitive criminals.
“Before Wilcox was sentenced, he took off. He is a Canadian citizen and police believe he may have fled the states – hiding out in Calgary or Vancouver, Canada,” reads the Most Wanted description.
From a family with nine brothers and sisters, Wilcox still has strong family connections to Calgary, including his mother, father and many of his siblings. (more…)