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

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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
Walt

Winnipeg, Canada

#22 Jan 12, 2010
I agree no mob mentality. There are courts of law.

I would think that the chances of your husband or son being charged are marginal - why? Because they would know better than to hang out with a couple of thirteen year old girl children for more than 5 minutes. If everyone knows that the girl is unstable that might come in as a factor too.

But, in this case - the supposed perpetrator is pretty unstable too so why do you play up her instability and not bring up his?

In the end though you are right it will be solved by the court.
From Torbay wrote:
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.
Amanda

St. John's, Canada

#23 Jan 13, 2010
Who's to say she didn't lure him into the woods? Who's to say that she didn't call him or pursue some sort of fantasy in her head? Maybe she liked him, but he didn't want a relationship, so she turned it all around on him. You do not know the story, Walt.
Yes, maybe the judge could use what I said against him, but in reality.. He is actually a wonderful person with a heart of gold. He does deserve happiness, maybe some help, but definitely happiness.
This girl has a bad reputation, known for this type of drama. He may have a bad rep in another way, but not like this.
If anything, I believe it was her who "lured" him into the woods and seduced him.
It's not in his character, and I do not believe it for one second.
Her stories don't even add up, she is making little sense, and looks like a complete moron if you ask me. One of these days, hopefully, she will understand the severity of what she has done.
Walt

Selkirk, Canada

#24 Jan 13, 2010
I am going to be a father with you. If you, as a teenager used your wiles to seduce some older guy in the past let me tell you something.

Saying that someone 22 is suppose to stay away from underage girls is not because of a number. A healthy 22 ear old male will not go behind a building and/or into a bush with a precocious female of 13.The 22 years is suggestive of MATURITY. Mature people have control over their desires. They have learned to "manage" their desires. That is part of being mature.

I don't see anywhere that this fellow is developmentally challenged.He knew 100% what he was doing. He chose to do it. Now whether he chose it without her consent or not remains to be seen.

However, no matter how that turns out males of 22, even if invited, cannot have sex with underage females.Over and over, in our society, the message is sent.

The girl is NOT guilty no matter what she did. She may been a good talking to but that is all. Grant knows that.

Seeing as you are open to seeing the hurt in people - young girls who are sexually advanced are frequently girls who have been sexually misused before being that way. That familiarizes them with that scene. Do you feel sorry for her.
Amanda wrote:
Who's to say she didn't lure him into the woods? Who's to say that she didn't call him or pursue some sort of fantasy in her head? Maybe she liked him, but he didn't want a relationship, so she turned it all around on him. You do not know the story, Walt.
Yes, maybe the judge could use what I said against him, but in reality.. He is actually a wonderful person with a heart of gold. He does deserve happiness, maybe some help, but definitely happiness.
This girl has a bad reputation, known for this type of drama. He may have a bad rep in another way, but not like this.
If anything, I believe it was her who "lured" him into the woods and seduced him.
It's not in his character, and I do not believe it for one second.
Her stories don't even add up, she is making little sense, and looks like a complete moron if you ask me. One of these days, hopefully, she will understand the severity of what she has done.
Amanda

Torbay, Canada

#25 Jan 13, 2010
THAT IS NOT THE CASE.
HE IS BEING FALSELY ACCUSED OF RAPING A GIRL. STATUTORY IS NOT THE ISSUE. IS IT AN ACCUSATION OF SOMETHING MORE SEVERE, OF WHICH HE DID NOT DO. SO YOU CAN PUT ON THOSE LITTLE PICTURES ON MY COMMENT SAYING I'M NUTS OR CLUELESS, BUT THE ISSUE AT HAND IS THAT HE IS BEING WRONGLY ACCUSED OF A VICIOUS RAPE.
I AM WELL AWARE OF THE AGE, AS YOU KEEP POINTING OUT. WHY DO YOU CARE SO MUCH THAT YOU HAVE TO KEEP COMING BACK AND COMMENTING?
IN MY OPINION, GRANT IS THE VICTIM HERE. YOU HAVE YOUR OPINION, I HAVE MINE. THAT'S THE END.
STOP COMMENTING, YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYBODY INVOLVED.
Anonymous

Torbay, Canada

#26 Jan 13, 2010
sure the girl lied about her age, there was court evidence to prove she lied and said that she was older. bet walter didn't read that in the paper.
Walt

Selkirk, Canada

#27 Jan 13, 2010
Truthfully, I could be wrong about this but.... it seems to me that most families in that neck of the woods know enough about one another to know who is whose family,how old they probably are etc. There were two girls there so Mr. Tapper would have likely known one. In that he would have figured that the other was likely as young.
Anonymous wrote:
sure the girl lied about her age, there was court evidence to prove she lied and said that she was older. bet walter didn't read that in the paper.
Walt

Selkirk, Canada

#28 Jan 13, 2010
I did not intend to upset you. You came on forum where adult people share their opinions. I do not know what happened that night and I will point out that unless you were there that night you do not know either.

Statutory will be the bottom line if sexual activity took place - with or without consent.

I care for a few reasons. I worked in prisons for many years and came across your post.I would like to believe that one can stay as innocent as you are coming across but it worries me.
I worked with so many guys who committed sexual offenses, murders, assaults etc that I lost count a long time ago. I have read millions of hours of their accounts of the offense, the psychologists account, the police, the victim and families of victims and perpetrators.
The person you are describing sounds like many young men that I have dealt with.
I am glad that you have a good heart but I have seen many people taken in by using their 'feelings' as their only guide.I have seen them throw themselves away.
There are a lot of ways of helping others without putting yourself in harms way.
Try to come at this from as many angles as you can, not just emotion.
Now, I will stop directing comments to you.
Amanda wrote:
THAT IS NOT THE CASE.
HE IS BEING FALSELY ACCUSED OF RAPING A GIRL. STATUTORY IS NOT THE ISSUE. IS IT AN ACCUSATION OF SOMETHING MORE SEVERE, OF WHICH HE DID NOT DO. SO YOU CAN PUT ON THOSE LITTLE PICTURES ON MY COMMENT SAYING I'M NUTS OR CLUELESS, BUT THE ISSUE AT HAND IS THAT HE IS BEING WRONGLY ACCUSED OF A VICIOUS RAPE.
I AM WELL AWARE OF THE AGE, AS YOU KEEP POINTING OUT. WHY DO YOU CARE SO MUCH THAT YOU HAVE TO KEEP COMING BACK AND COMMENTING?
IN MY OPINION, GRANT IS THE VICTIM HERE. YOU HAVE YOUR OPINION, I HAVE MINE. THAT'S THE END.
STOP COMMENTING, YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYBODY INVOLVED.
unknown

Calgary, Canada

#29 Jan 18, 2010
why don't all you doubters shut up and worry about the skeleton in your own closet
Walt

Winnipeg, Canada

#30 Jan 18, 2010
I don't know if this is worth the effort.....

why don't all you doubters shut up and worry about the skeleton in your own closet

Are you referring to the doubters who think Grant is innocent or the doubters that think Grant is guilty.

I know it might take a month for you to chaw on that but we are patiently waiting.Maybe you will roll over in your stupor and tap on a few more keys.
unknown wrote:
why don't all you doubters shut up and worry about the skeleton in your own closet

“Canadian Crime News”

Since: Dec 07

Moncton

#31 Jan 23, 2010
Grant Tapper guilty on 2 of 3 sex-related charges

January 22, 2010

A provincial court judge in St. John's has found a man guilty on two of three sex-related charges involving a 13-year-old girl.

Grant Tapper, 24, was found guilty Friday on charges of touching a person under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose and sexual interference, but a judge said he couldn't convict him of sexual assault.

http://www.topix.com/ca/moncton-area-nb/2010/...
Walt

Winnipeg, Canada

#32 Jan 23, 2010
Well, I guess now you understand why it is wise to doubt what someone is saying. You can't believe everything you have to think long and hard.
I hope that young woman who feels she has to protect her friend does not feel compelled to make his life easier etc while he was in jail. That is good for his parents and male friends but probably not her!
unknown wrote:
why don't all you doubters shut up and worry about the skeleton in your own closet
Walt

Winnipeg, Canada

#33 Jan 23, 2010
You are right, hate the sin but love the sinner. That is unless you are in his target group for sexual offending - then just stay clear.
Friend of the family wrote:
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.
Amy

Canada

#35 Feb 2, 2010
dirt bag wrote:
that man should be shot in the head what a dirt bag. i hope he is bum darted in jail
theres 2 sides to every story, and you should never wish for someone to be shot in the head when you only know the media side of the story. the 13 yr old girl wasnt sexually assaulted , she got caught and had to bullsh*t to make herself look good. she should be locked up for ruining grants life.
Amy

Canada

#36 Feb 2, 2010
Amanda wrote:
Who's to say she didn't lure him into the woods? Who's to say that she didn't call him or pursue some sort of fantasy in her head? Maybe she liked him, but he didn't want a relationship, so she turned it all around on him. You do not know the story, Walt.
Yes, maybe the judge could use what I said against him, but in reality.. He is actually a wonderful person with a heart of gold. He does deserve happiness, maybe some help, but definitely happiness.
This girl has a bad reputation, known for this type of drama. He may have a bad rep in another way, but not like this.
If anything, I believe it was her who "lured" him into the woods and seduced him.
It's not in his character, and I do not believe it for one second.
Her stories don't even add up, she is making little sense, and looks like a complete moron if you ask me. One of these days, hopefully, she will understand the severity of what she has done.
i coulnt agree more !

“Canadian Crime News”

Since: Dec 07

Moncton

#38 Feb 2, 2010
Repeat offender Grant Tapper gets 18 month jail term

January 27, 2010
CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrado...

A repeat offender who attacked another inmate at a St. John's prison has been given an 18-month jail term for what the judge called "an act of cowardice."

Grant Tapper, 24, was sentenced in provincial court Wednesday.

Judge Mark Pike called the attack an unprovoked, brutal ambush on a smaller, weaker person. Pike said the courts have been lenient with Tapper previously to encourage his rehabilitation, but that hasn't worked.

Tapper was charged with assault causing bodily harm last April after a fight with another prisoner at Her Majesty's Penitentary. The other inmate was sent to hospital with head injuries.

Video surveillance tape from the prison showed Tapper and another inmate, Joshua Freake, entering a cell with the man who was assaulted. The video didn't show who hit the victim.

Joshua Freake, 22, had been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman he had dated, was given a 4.5-year prison sentence at provincial court in St. John's.

Tapper will get six months credit for time already served, so he has 12 months remaining on his sentence.

It's not the first time Tapper has been in trouble with the law.

He was found guilty last week on sex-related charges involving a 13-year old girl in Torbay, and has yet to be sentenced on that.

He also faces a charge of assaulting a prison guard.

Previous convictions include dangerous driving, and aggravated assault.

CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrado...

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrado...
Concerned for justica

St. John's, Canada

#39 Feb 4, 2010
That little tart who accused this young man should be the one serving jail time. She is deliberately trying to ruin this young mans life with false accusation just so she doesn’t look like a little tramp.. Too late everyone who didn’t know before this incident knows what she is really like now. Her parents must be so ashamed to have a daughter like her, I pity her parents. I am sure that this young man is no saint, but from what I can gather he is a result of his surroundings and once he gets the help to change his surroundings, he to will change. I believe that this young man should get time served for this, he has gone through enough, even though everyone knows he is not the sexual predator that this girl made him out to be, people will always remember that he was charged with rape. I can not imagine the crown looking to have him labeled as a sex offender, get real. If that happens every mentally unstable 13 year old will be crying wolf just to punish people she does not like. The courts should set an example with this girl and charge her with wasting the courts time and lying under oath, Mr Tapper should sue the girls family for slander and false accusations, money won’t help this poor young man, but it may deter the next little tart from lying about such a serious matter.
Hunter

Moncton, Canada

#40 Feb 4, 2010
Concerned for justica wrote:
She is deliberately trying to ruin this young mans life ...
News Flash...

Tapper ruined his own life long before this...

His prior 'History' says it all...

don't try to blame it on the girl, he should have known better...but then, he has displayed no obvious signs of intelligence..
Rid WALT

Calgary, Canada

#42 Feb 14, 2010
Walt, get off the post. You are UN_INFORMED and a degenerate to society. Small minded people like you allow for the runination of innocent people. Get a real job.
Walt

Winnipeg, Canada

#43 Feb 15, 2010
CBC and Canadian Crime Watch have provided you with all of the information that you need to see how innocent your friend is.

He may treat you well but it seems that he isn't the same way with everyone.

As for the post - it was a free country the last time I looked and the guilty are locked up. I am not locked up so I get to enjoy my freedom.
Rid WALT wrote:
Walt, get off the post. You are UN_INFORMED and a degenerate to society. Small minded people like you allow for the runination of innocent people. Get a real job.
Hunter

Moncton, Canada

#44 Feb 22, 2010
Grant Tapper sentenced 1 year for sexual interference

February 22, 2010
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrado...

An eastern Newfoundland man was sentenced to a year in jail Monday for having sex with a teenage girl.

Grant Tapper, 24, of Torbay was convicted of sexual interference and sexual touching in Newfoundland Supreme court in St. John's.

Fowler said in July 2008 Tapper convinced a 13-year-old girl to go into a wooded area behind the Price Chopper in Torbay to perform oral sex on him.

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