Repeat 'deviant' released, victim lives in fear

Keegan Spearchief. (Handout)

Keegan Spearchief. (Handout)

Michael Platt, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:00 PM ET

CALGARY -- In order to give a convicted rapist back his life, they take hers away.

"They re-traumatize me over and over and over again -- it's been years of hell."

The man who attacked her was released from prison on Jan. 17: Keegan Troy Spearchief is a predator with a long record of sexual assault, violence, break-ins and voyeurism, and yet he's out, living in Lethbridge, Alta., and likely to re-offend, according to police.

If every woman in southern Alberta should be nervous about the 28-year-old deviant in their midst, his victim is terrified.

"I'm scared he'll find me again. I'm freaked out beyond measure. Friday morning they phoned me to tell me they'd let him go -- so he's free and he can hurt people," she said.

"I can't change these freaking laws, and I can't seem to get through to anyone -- he had victims before me, and he had victims after me. And they let him out again."

Just over a decade ago, she was a 40-year-old woman celebrating a break in life, having escaped an abusive partner in Calgary.


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