Grant Tapper: charged with sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl denied bail

Aug 5, 2008 Full story: www.thetelegram.com 64

Canadian Crime News, Atlantic: Sex Offences/Offenders

Canadian Sex Offences Registry

Torbay, Newfoundland Sex Offences

The Telegram :Grant Tapper, 22, has been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference after an incident in the area of the Torbay Price Chopper grocery store July 26. .

Tapper will be back in court Aug. 14 to face the charges of luring a 13-year-old girl into the woods and sexually assaulting her.

Police allege the girl and her friend were riding their bikes in the area when they met Tapper, and had a conversation with him.

While one of the girls went into the grocery store to use the washroom, Tapper allegedly lured the other into a wooded area behind the building, where he assaulted her.

Police say the girl’s friend, upon returning, witnessed part of the incident.

He has also been charged with a number of probation breaches, including an order not to drink alcohol. Full Story
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Frank

Saint John, Canada

#1 Aug 10, 2008
Time for the courts to take more strick action against these pedafiles
Grant Tapper

Grand Falls, Canada

#2 Aug 27, 2008
People like this get whats coming in jail! I went tyo school with him he nearly beat an old man to death years ago.... Hey Grant! wait a'go buddy... hope the boys in spring hill treat ya well!
cathy macdonald

Canada

#3 Aug 28, 2008
take him out back and shoot him...the bastard!!!
Kemisha Camdena

London, UK

#4 Sep 14, 2008
Totally disguisted! Even though those girls stupidly decided to chat to him,(silly move), that gave him no right whatsoever, to do what he did.
dirt bag

Fredericton, Canada

#5 Sep 29, 2008
that man should be shot in the head what a dirt bag. i hope he is bum darted in jail
Stephen Byrne

Calgary, Canada

#6 Jan 17, 2009
Believe nothing of what you hear and half of what you see. I've known Grant Tapper for fifteen years of my life and i could assure you he is definetly incapable of sexually assaulting a 13 year old girl. These allegations are horrible and wrong and let the truth be told in court, not in the papers.
Friend of the family

Fort Mcmurray, Canada

#7 Feb 24, 2009
You know it so easy to judge, but reagrdless what you here the only people wo know what happened that day are Grant and that young girl. He is still someones son, brother and friend, and for poeple (like the sickos above) to say that he deserves to be shot are just as bad as what they are making Grant out to be, that is completely uncalled for. I know Grant very will and sure he has done some thing in the past but his punishment should be left to the professionals. Not some old news bagS from Torbay who believe they know all the facts.
Friend of the family

Fort Mcmurray, Canada

#8 Feb 24, 2009
cathy macdonald wrote:
take him out back and shoot him...the bastard!!!
Yeah, and after the shoot him they should take you out back and do the same. If your going to comment, make it worth reading, you are clearly a very simpled minded woman, GROW UP.
cherry

Dartmouth, Canada

#9 Feb 25, 2009
what's simple minded about finding pedophiles sickening? don't you think it's gross? frankly, until you prove that anything can 'fix' a pedophile (and believe me, jail is NOT it) i'd prefer they were absolutely removed from society. to do something like that means you are a defunct human being, and you don't deserve to be a part of our civilization. Call me simple or narrow minded if you like. I can tolerate all sorts of 'taboo' behavior, but pedophilia is NOT something I will abide by.

“Canadian Crime News”

Since: Dec 07

Moncton

#11 May 3, 2009
Perhaps it is YOU who needs to get the facts here.

In Canada , and that does include Newfoundland, a 13 year old can not legally grant consent to sex.

That is still Statutory Rape, aka sexual assault.

Your comments about her sexuality and that of her mother are out of line.
Rob

Winnipeg, Canada

#12 May 19, 2009
Okay I'll bite - who mentioned a mom.
Canadian Crime News wrote:
Perhaps it is YOU who needs to get the facts here.
In Canada , and that does include Newfoundland, a 13 year old can not legally grant consent to sex.
That is still Statutory Rape, aka sexual assault.
Your comments about her sexuality and that of her mother are out of line.
From Torbay

St. John's, Canada

#13 Jul 14, 2009
It is funny how people assume guilt, It is pretty easy for a 13 year old girl who has serious issue to say someone did this to her. Would you be so quick to judge if she accused your husband, son brother of doing this. Don’t say it would never happen, it could, this girl says this happened and everyone believes her. She is not the most credible person in the world to say the least. I think most of us forget that in Canada you are innocent until proven guilty. There have been many cases through the years of people claiming false accusations just to get the attention. I believe that is what is happening here. Stop with the mob mentality, “Take him out back and shoot him”, if it was you accused of a crime by this mentally unstable girl you would be singing a different tune.
Matt

France

#14 Oct 31, 2009
we know what Grant will be doing for the next 9 years....being 'love dove to Big Bubba'. And that's all he's going to be doing. Grant is no tough guy - he'll be pressed into service within an hour of going to jail. Grant you're going to love it, and o lick my feet.
Katy

France

#15 Oct 31, 2009
OMG Grant - I saw you on TV and with your head shaved you looked like an Iranian. Sooo what did you 'allegedly' have done now. Oh.....I see......Hummmmm.....Grant.... really....omg....o Grant(ed) you are a big time loser. Too tell you the truth, I thought you were like dated. I mean, who wears those big baggy pants anymore you whack. Then again, if you wear the tight ones it would show off your Gerkin. Tell you what, I'll get you the pump for christmas, or maybe you may want to wait for your new boyfriend in jail.
Concerned for justice

St. John's, Canada

#16 Dec 10, 2009
That horrible little wh*re of a girl. She lied on the stand, under oath.. That tells you right there what shes like. She gave Grant a blow job so he would buy her cigarettes, her friend told her mother, the the little wh*re had to make up a story to make herself look good. I hope the judge sees through her and can tell she is lying wh*re who has been doing this type of thing for years!!
Anonymous

Canada

#17 Dec 24, 2009
I am just sickened by this. Its so sad because this could have been prevented. This has not been his first run in with the law. This guy has been bailed out so many times, its ridiculous and look what happened the system failed this girl. Its just awful that it took this poor little girl being assaulted by this creep for something to be done. Grant I hope you rot for all the shit you have done, I bet you don't feel one bit guilty but you are going to hell. Merry Christmas.
Anonymous

Canada

#18 Dec 24, 2009
awww cause he didnt beat the crap outta an old man with a pipe, yeah real stand up guy, u idiot
Amanda

Torbay, Canada

#19 Jan 12, 2010
For many years, my feelings about Grant Coady (as I have ALWAYS known him) were truly indifferent. We were friends growing up, I was at every party in junior high and high school that he was. I lost touch with most of the Torbay crowd after graduating and moving out of province.
This issue about Grant sexually assaulting a girl has made me SO angry, that I feel like no time has gone by since I last spoke to him. I feel like I need to defend him, even if it is just on this ridiculous comment blog.
I can assure the same as his good friend, Stephen. I know in my HEART he did not rape that girl.
I dated Grant for over a year when we were kids, he did not once try to have sex with me. It was never a question, it was never a topic. NEVER.
I believe that sexually assaulting someone is a type of illness, people do not just wake up one day thinking they are going to rape someone. I don't even remember Grant dating anyone in high school!! He had very little interest in girls, or sex for that matter. He wanted to be in the middle of the party, wherever that party was.
Another note worth sharing to people outside of our community--Young people from Torbay have sex in the woods! It's what they do! It hasn't been the first time someone got tail behind Price Chopper and it will not be the last. For Christ sake didn't the girl hang out with him for the remainder of that day? I don't know what her problem is, maybe she was mad because he wouldn't be her boyfriend so she is seeking revenge. Who knows.
The sad part about this whole story is that Grant had unfortunate things happen in his life, and trouble seems to follow him. He is a good person. He is smart in so many ways, and just as dumb in other ways. He had no clue what this little girl was capable of.
He should have known it is NOT okay to get with a person under the age of 18. I am not disagreeing there. BUT-IT IS NOT OKAY for that little girl to ruin his life. She is clearly not mature enough to understand what she is doing to him. Her parents must be in some sort of denial. The stories she tells the judge do not add up. This whole issue is ridiculous, and I hope that the Court will realize that before it is too late.
Grant is innocent. Case closed.
Walt

Winnipeg, Canada

#20 Jan 12, 2010
If I was a crown prosecutor I would use Amanda's comments to convict him.

She states that the victim was clearly not mature enough to understand what she was doing to him and I would add - or what he was doing to her.

A 22 year old man opportunistically befriends a couple of female children in a suggestive and "ripe" setting. He has not developed at the same pace as his friends. He is described as being sexually slow, awkward, backward etc. At any rate, not possessing the skills of intimacy to pursue sexual release in the same manner as his peers.

In addition to that there are other issues that occupy his emotionally space.Trouble follows him but that is because he has a hard time setting boundaries and understanding them.He doesn't know how far to go or how much to let others invade his space.

He may not be sophisticated sexually but he has urges and where better to satisfy them than with young females who he will not see in a light as being able to reject him - they have to do what he wants.

In spite of the awkward sexuality he does have urges and they do have to be met. Yes,he assaulted the girl. It is sad and he may not be a bad guy. He may feel remorse but it doesn't make him innocent. Lots of nice people get into trouble.He was the adult and he was in charge. The victim did nothing to him. The responsibility was his.
Walt

Winnipeg, Canada

#21 Jan 12, 2010
Just a reminder. Even if the little girl provided a sexual act for Mr. Coady ......
If a thirteen year old child walked up to you and offered to do so for you would you do it. If you are thirteen, maybe.
If you are 22 and go for it - YOU BROKE the law. It is up to the adults in our communities to 'teach' younger people what is acceptable and what isn't through our actions and words.
There isn't even a decision that has to be made. It is black and white - it is against the law and most people in society can figure out why using only a small portion of their brain.
Concerned for justice wrote:
That horrible little wh*re of a girl. She lied on the stand, under oath.. That tells you right there what shes like. She gave Grant a blow job so he would buy her cigarettes, her friend told her mother, the the little wh*re had to make up a story to make herself look good. I hope the judge sees through her and can tell she is lying wh*re who has been doing this type of thing for years!!

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