Monday, March 24, 2008

Declaration by Byron Prior of Newfoundland, Canada


I, Byron Prior, of 66 Readers Hill Crescent, in the Town of Conception Bay South, in the Province of Newfoundland, HEREBY MAKE OATH AND SAY AS FOLLOWS:

1. I am the Declarant herein and as such have personal knowledge of the facts and matters hereinafter deposed to except where the same are stated to be based on information and belief and where the same are so stated I verily believe them to be true.

2. I was born in Grand Bank, Newfoundland. My date of birth is the 29th day of July, 1953.

3. I am the oldest in a family of six (06) girls and four (04) boys all of whom were also born in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.

4. From approximately the are of four (04) until approximately the age of seventeen (17), I was subjected to numerous physical, sexual and emotional assaults.

5. All of my siblings were also subjected to physical, sexual and emotional assaults by several different persons for a number of years when they were adolescents.

6. In 1966, T. Alexander Hickman, the Newfoundland Justice Minister, raped and impregnated my sister Susan Prior who was twelve (12) years old at the time.

7. Susan Prior subsequently gave birth to a child, Marjorie, as a result of this rape by T. Alexander Hickman. Another child, Aaron, could also possibly be from Hickman.

8. T. Alexander Hickman was fourty two (42) years old and a prominent lawyer at the time he raped my sister Susan, on the day he was elected to represent Grand Bank, in our Provincial Government.

9. T. Alex Hickman was appointed as Newfoundland Minister of Health 1968 to 1969, appointed as Newfoundland Justice Minister 1966 to 1979, and appointed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland from 1979 to 2000.

10. I have reported the acts of physical, sexual and emotional abuse perpetrated on myself and/or my siblings to the authorities on a number of occasions during the times relevant to there occurrences in an attempt to prevent further abuse.


(a) In or about the year 1960 I reported the abuses to RCMP Sergeant Sturge;

(b) In or about the year 1962 I reported the abuses to RCMP office Gilbert White;

(c) In or about the year 1962 I reported the abuses to RCMP officer Jerry Lahey;

(d) In or about the year 1966 I reported the abuses to RCMP Cpl. Eaton;

(e) In or about the year 1968 I reported the abuses to RCMP Cpl. Sparkes, who took my written statement;

(f) In or about the years 1970-1972 I reported the abuses to RCMP officer Len Briand and Municipal Policeman Richard Foote;

(g) On March 09, 1998, I reported the abuses at the RCMP Detachment in St. John’s, Newfoundland. On this occasion I spoke with several RCMP officers over a fifty two and a half hour (52.5) period of time. Several RCMP officers took written statements from me.

11. I have reported the above sexual, physical and emotional abuse of myself and my siblings to Newfoundland Child Protection Agencies numerous times during the time periods relevant to the abuse occurrences.

12. In the 1970’s my three sisters, Joan, Lucy, Donna and my brother Allan and my niece Betty Ann also made reports to the Grand Bank RCMP.

13. To this date, neither myself no my siblings have received any assistance whatsoever from the RCMP or any Newfoundland government agencies despite the multitude of evidence provided by myself and my siblings since these abuse occurrences began.

The authorities won’t even ask the people involved for DNA samples.

SWORN BEFORE ME at the town of

Conception Bay South,

in the Province

of Newfoundland, this 27 day of April, 2004.

Jody MillerA Commissioner for taking Affidavits

Byron Prior

For Newfoundland

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Department of Justice Canada Reports on Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

So, given these statistics below, it is highly possible that Byron Prior and his siblings were victims of sex crimes as children.

Because NOTHING has been done by the Department of Justice or the Canadian Government despite Byron spending 7 (seven) months on Parliament Hill requesting assistance from politicians and bureacrats, Byron and his brothers and sisters remain victims.

UNTIL the Department of Justice holds former Chief Justice T.Alex Hickman and the other alleged criminals responsible for the crimes they committed against this family, they will remain victims.

The Department of Justice defies its own legislation to INVESTIGATE reports of child abuse in the case of Byron Prior and his siblings.
In denying justice to Byron's family, the Canadian government denies justice to all its people.
So much for Stephen Harper's "New Government".

"Although many cases of abuse are still not reported to either police or child welfare authorities, data from police reports and child welfare authorities is still the most important source of information about child abuse. A recent study, the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS) estimated the extent of child abuse in Canada based on data from child welfare authorities.4 The CIS is an important milestone in providing a national picture of child abuse. This study collected information about more than 7,000 child welfare investigations conducted across the country during a three-month period in 1998. Based on this data, the CIS estimated that there were 135,573 child maltreatment investigations in Canada in 1998 - a rate of almost 22 investigations for every 1000 children in Canada. Child welfare workers were able to confirm that the abuse had occurred in almost half (45%) of all cases.5

The key findings of the CIS include:6

Physical abuse: In 1998, about one third (31%) of investigations involved physical abuse as the primary reason for the investigation. Physical abuse was confirmed in about one third (34 %) of these investigations, a rate of 2.25 cases of confirmed physical abuse for every 1,000 children in Canada.

Sexual abuse: One in ten (10%) investigations in 1998 involved sexual abuse as the primary reason for the investigation. Sexual abuse was confirmed in more than one third (38%) of these cases, a rate of 0.86 cases per 1,000 children.

Neglect: Neglect was the primary reason for investigation in 40% of all cases in 1998. Neglect was confirmed in 43% of these cases, a rate of 3.66 cases per 1,000 children.

Emotional maltreatment: In 1998, 19% of all investigations involved emotional maltreatment as the primary reason for the investigation. Emotional maltreatment was confirmed in more than half (54%) of these cases, a rate of 2.20 cases per 1,000 children."
Source: Child Abuse: A fact sheet from the Department of Justice Canada
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Child Sexual Abuse is Rampant in Canada

A 1996 report, Child and Family Services Annual Report 1992-93 to 1994-95, presents statistical data on child welfare services in Canada.

• It is estimated that there were nearly 12 000 investigations of child sexual abuse in Ontario in 1993. Sexual abuse was substantiated in 29 percent of these cases and suspected in another 27 percent.

• In British Columbia, more than 500 complaints of sexual abuse were received in March 1992.

• The most extensive study of child sexual abuse in Canada was conducted by the Committee on Sexual Offences Against Children and Youths. Its report indicates that, among adult Canadians, 53 percent of women and 31 percent of men were sexually abused when they were children.

Source: National Clearinghouse on Family Violence