Convicted serial rapist from US living in Outremont – with no special conditions
OUTREMONT- For about 5 years, George Spitzer has called an apartment building in Outremont home.
In that time, none of his neighbours had any idea about his controversial criminal past.
The 58-year-old served many years in a California prison in connection with a series of sexual assaults.
His twin brother Stefan was also convicted in the case.
In 2009 after serving his sentence, George Spitzer, a Canadian citizen, was expelled to Montreal.
Montreal Police never imposed any restrictions or special conditions on him.
This week, a Montreal court was told an administrative error between American and Canadian officials could be to blame for the omission in George Spitzer’s case.
His brother Stefan, released in 2014 and who was also expelled to Montreal, was imposed conditions.
“They could have imposed a peace bond, or an “810” order,” legal analyst Philip Schneider said.
“It’s a request made when you have reasonable grounds to believe there is a potential danger to the public.”
George Spitzer was re-arrested last month for defrauding a Montreal woman of about $100,000.
Spitzer was in court Thursday morning requesting his release on bail.
Crown prosecutor Maryse Trudel is arguing against the defence’s motion, claiming he is dangerous.
On Thursday afternoon, Stefan Spitzer was also arrested by Montreal Police for breaching one of his conditions.