August 18, 2014 4:08 pm

Outremont residents want convicted serial rapists kicked out of building

OUTREMONT – Roberto Macin says he does not feel safe inside his Outremont apartment building since he found out two of his neighbours are convicted serial rapists from California.

The young father of two lives a few doors down from the unit occupied by George and Stefan Spitzer.

Macin says he is mobilizing neighbours to have the twin brothers kicked out.

“They are not alleged rapists,” Macin told Global News.

“They were convicted in the United States for their crimes.”

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Macin says he is putting pressure on the Quebec Rental Board and is also organizing a petition.

A employee from Olymbec, the company which manages of the building in question, says it has received several calls from residents who are demanding action.

“I’m a student living by myself,” says 18-year-old Youssra Koudia.

“I feel less secure.”

In the 1990’s, the Spitzer brothers were found guilty of assaulting several women from the Los Angeles area.

Police say they used the so-called “date rape drug” to commit their crimes.

After their release from an American prison, the brothers moved to the Montreal area.

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Unlike his brother, George Spitzer has no special conditions to respect in Canada.

The brothers were arrested in recent weeks for unrelated crimes and for now both are behind bars, awaiting the results of a bail hearing.

Global News received a  phone call from a viewer saying she had dinner with George Spitzer two years ago.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, says she met Spitzer on an on-line dating site.

She claims Spitzer was very controlling and tried to invite her to his Outremont home.

The profile used by George Spitzer remains active to this day.

 

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