RNC Chief Joe Boland says the force looked into the concerns raised by Pride St. John’s about the police investigation at the time.
Boland told Paddy Daly on the VOCM Morning Show there is nothing to suggest that the 1993 investigation targeted homosexual activity. He says any reference to a “homosexual ring” did not come from the RNC itself.
He says the investigation stemmed from a complaint from a parent who told them their underage son had been approached while sitting on a bench in the mall.
Man Solicited For Sex In Village Restroom At Age Eleven Responds To Apology Call
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A St. John’s man is looking to speak with members of Pride St. John’s in relation to their call for an apology from the RNC on the arrests of men in connection with sexual activity in the men’s washroom at the Village Shopping Centre in the early 1990s.
Sean Cole says he supports the LGBTQ community, but what happened to him at the time was wrong. He says he was only 11-years-old when he was solicited by a man who was masturbating in the stall next to him.
He eventually told his parents who then contacted the police.
He says he knew what was happening in the stall next to him by the sounds and shadows cast on the ground and tried to get out of there as quickly as he could when a note came under the stall door that said “I like playing with d***, can I play with yours?” He says the experience was very frightening.
Cole says it’s something he’ll never forget, and he wants people to know that it was far more serious than some may remember. Cole was taken aback by the call for an apology and he’d like to speak with Davis-Power to let him know the impact the experience had on him.
He says to suggest that it was a homosexual sex ring with like-minded individuals is wrong, because he was just a kid and he’ll never forget it.