High-Risk Sex Offender
Charged With Murder of Surrey Teen.
erena Vermeersch: "That's Any Kid Walking Home From The Bus Stop."
Raymond Lee Caissie, a high-risk sex offender who was released from prison last year after serving 22 years for a violent sexual assault, has been
charged with the murder of Surrey, B.C., teen Serena Vermeersch.
The teenager was last seen getting off a bus on 66th Avenue after 8pm on Monday, September 15th. Vermeersch, 17, was reported missing by her mother on
Tuesday morning when she didn't come home after going out the previous night. Her body was found Tuesday night in the 14600 block of 66th Avenue near
a set of railroad tracks in Surrey's East Newton neighbourhood, less then a block from her home and within 8 blocks of the communities RCMP Detachment
Headquarters, in an area frequently passed by police vehicles.
The man charged, Raymond Lee Caissie, 43, was the subject of a BC Corrections warning in June, 2013, when he was released from prison after serving 22
years for rape, robbery and forcible confinement committed in Abbotsford. A 2013 RCMP news release regarding the offender states "Caissie has
maintained a varied pattern of offending, having offended both violently and sexually, in both an opportunistic and impulsive manner, he is to be
supervised by the Surrey Probation Office and is being monitored by the Surrey RCMP."
This is just heartbreaking. Because of the gross negligence and complete failure of the Criminal Justice System here in Canada, this innocent child
has had her entire life taken from her. Words cannot express the outrage I am feeling right now...
Obviously the question must be asked... HOW a convicted rapist, who has spent his entire adulthood in prison, a diagnosed Sociopath with other serious
mental disorders and confirmed as being beyond rehabilitation with a high-risk of re-offense... was released into the community to hunt down another
innocent victim. The current laws do nothing to prevent these monsters from being released, they serve there time then are injected right back into
society as a ticking time bomb. Legislation should be introduced that provides tougher options for this type of situation, too bad there are too many
bleeding-hearts here in Canada that consistently vote against harsher laws and punishments for violent offenders. I believe those responsible for
clearing this mans release should be held accountable in some way.
Of course, the politicians are now ready to jump on the bandwagon AFTER the fact; Mayor Diane Watts, in an interview Monday, said learning of the
teen’s death left her sick to her stomach.“When he was released into the community, with a warning that he had a high potential to reoffend, it
speaks to the rights of the offender as opposed to the rights of the general public,” she said. “I have said for many, many years that the safety
of the general public has to be foremost.” To her credit, when a public alert was issued last year regarding the release of this monster, she openly
questioned why high-risk sex offenders were being released into her community.
Being open and honest, as a Canadian I am an advocate of Capital Punishment. This monster deserves nothing short of death, he has already spent most
of his life living off the taxpayers and it did absolutely nothing to change him. And the sad fact is, the system didn't just fail Serena, it failed
this man as well. Perhaps if he got the right treatments and attention he deserved this tragedy may have been prevented, but its also said that
sociopaths can never be fully rehabilitated... a bomb waiting to go off, and the police are just there to clean up the mess.
My heart goes out to her family, I can't imagine what they are going through right now. Rest in peace little angel, you are in a much better place
edit on 23-9-2014 by Konduit because: (no reason given)