CTV News reports Raymond Kelly McCall, 40-year-old man from
McCall was arrested in April of 2009 after being exposed by a vice unit. A member of the unit pretended to be a 14-year-old girl named Julie. Their online relationship began on Facebook and quickly escalated to explicit sexual conversations. McCall advised Julie that she was old enough for sex, and he tried to get her to expose herself via webcam.
During one of their online chats in June of 2009, McCall was arrested while at work.
McCall has never denied the conversations. His defense is based on his assertion that he knew all along he was talking with an adult man who was just “playing a game” with him. McCall told authorities, “I had decided very early on that I would speak to this guy and I would play his game, and again, see where he was going with this, where he wanted to go with this, and what his end game was, why he initially contacted me and what his motives were, so I played along.” McCall further contended that the only reason he engaged in the conversations was because he was bored at work.
Judge Gregory Rideout didn’t buy that argument. He wrote, “The ‘chats’ were thrill-seeking and it was clear Mr. McCall wanted ‘Julie’ to be receptive to his sexual advances through his grooming.” He also stated, “Mr. McCall was actively grooming ‘Julie’ for improper sexual purposes for his own sexual gratification when he knew or believed that she was under the age of 16.” Rideout also reasoned that McCall’s arguments didn’t hold water because he had given “Julie” his real age and information about his place of employment.
McCall could face a maximum of 10 years in prison.