High-Risk Sex Offender James Wickenden Pleads Guilty

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – In a late-day court hearing at the Thunder Bay Courthouse, James Wickenden A.K.A. “Jay Wick” A.K.A. “Jay Carpenter” entered three guilty pleas regarding him violating a lifetime court-ordered prohibition regarding being around children, daycares, public parks, swimming pools, community centres, etc.

Today, His Honour, Justice Frank Valente presided over the case along with Crown Attorney Sherri Frenette and Roy Karlstedt as Wickenden’s criminal defence lawyer.

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It was an interesting day in court today. The Wickenden guilty plea was scheduled on the 10:00 am list but ended up being pushed back to the end of the day, the very last matter. Court didn’t begin hearing the matter until well past 5:00 pm, which is the scheduled time that the courthouse closes.

While I sat and waited for Wickenden to have his shot at the Justice System, the lunch break came so I rushed outside to get this guy on video for “news reporting purposes” as he left the courthouse for lunch. What I presume is his father and surety, approached me while I was videoing. I was so excited about our interaction that I decided to get them re-entering the courthouse as well.

Below is that video. If you are having issues viewing the video, a lower quality version is available lower down the article.

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Anyways, Wickenden pleaded guilty to three counts of breaching a court-ordered prohibition which forbids him from being around children without another responsible adult around. He is facing six of these charges in total, but only pleads guilty to three of them today. His three remaining charges are still outstanding before the courts.

Lower quality video below (for those having issues with the higher quality version).

Wickenden was convicted on numerous sexual offences involving youth’s in Newmarket, Ontario. After his lengthy prison sentence, he was released and moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario. There was no public notification that a high-risk sex-offender was moving into the city.

He settled down in Northwood at a now-notorious street. Sources indicate that Wickenden was lurking around children alone, and with his fathers supervision. Details on his convictions are going to remain scarce as to not identify the victims or to re-victimize them. I assure you they are of the utmost disgusting and perverted nature.

The court hearing ended today and Wickenden is scheduled to return in court on February 18th, 2020 to find out how long his sentence will be. He walked free from the Thunder Bay Courthouse today. I was unable to get a video of him leaving as he and his father left very quickly.

Sources indicate that James Wickenden is a self-employed carpenter and is actively working in people’s homes. Be sure you know who is in your home.

History, article dated May 4th, 2019:

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Convicted high-risk sex offender James Reginald Wickenden A.K.A. “Jay Wick” was spotted today by furious neighbours driving down the street, headed out and about.

Neighbours that live near the convicted pedophiles home in the 500 block of Acadia Court have expressed outrage in the justice system for releasing this man. One could say that the Justice of the Peace who ordered Wickenden released, might have thrown the justice system into disrepute.

Sources indicate that Wickenden moved into Thunder Bay long ago, after being released from jail for sex crimes involving children. He was in prison for raping two girls aged 7 and 10 in Georgina, Ontario in March of 2012. This was not his first time either, he has other charges for sexual assault involving children.

The parole board deemed Wickenden as “high risk to re-offend” and a psychiatrists report claimed he has the mind of a pedophile and is highly unlikely able to be rehabilitated.

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After his release from jail, Wickenden moved in with his Father in the 500 block of Acadia Court. He soon started visiting neighbours in the neighbourhood with his father present. It is believed he started the “grooming process” with children in the area.

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After a curious parent looked into the “Jay Wick” a little bit, it was quickly determined that he was a complete sicko pedophile and police were called right away.

Initially, James Wickenden was charged with 4 counts or breaching his court-ordered prohibition not to be around kids, parks, schools, daycares, or anywhere children are likely to be. After an investigation, the charge count rose to 9. He was arrested in March of 2019 in Thunder Bay.

Wickenden had a two-day bail hearing near the end of April in which numerous members of the public packed the courtroom to show the courts that they do not want this convicted sex offender/pedophile being released into their neighbourhood. Despite the evidence against Wickenden and the obvious public outrage, he was granted release and is back in the 500 block of Acadia Court. The area is jam-packed with families, children and numerous schools within a short walking distance.

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Wickenden can be seen driving his father’s truck in the image provided by a concerned neighbour. His father is in the passenger seat. If you have any photos of Wickenden or relevant information, please email it to tips@trcctb.com.

With files from Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition

History, article dated May 2, 2019 via Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition:

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – CONVICTED HIGH-RISK PEDOPHILE SEX OFFENDER JAMES WICKENDEN RELEASED ON $16 500 BAIL TO GO LIVE IN NORTHWOOD WARD.

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COUNCILLOR SHELBY CH’NG OF NORTHWOOD HAS STILL NOT TOLD THE RESIDENTS SHE REPRESENTS ABOUT THIS HIGH-RISK PEDOPHILE IN A SUBSTANTIAL WAY LIVING IN NORTHWOOD.

Appearing handcuffed in Courtroom 104 before His Worship Marcel Donio this afternoon, Thursday May 2,2019 is 35 year old JAMES WICKENDEN.

A 2-day bail hearing was held on Friday, April 5, 2019 & Friday, April 26, 2019. The courtroom was packed on both days with Real Concerned Citizens. The public in attendance did not want this high-risk pedophile sex offender released back into the Northwood ward.

Provincial Crown Attorney Franceline Auclair fought very hard to keep this Sex Offender in jail. Defence Attorney Roy Karlstedt fought hard to get the pedophile released to go back to Acadia Court in Northwood.

WICKENDEN faces 9 charges of breaching his Lifetime Sex Offender conditions by being around children when he’s not supposed to be.

There is a publication ban on all evidence, testimony and reasons given on the hearing until trial starts.

WICKENDEN is being released on a $1500 cash deposit and $15000 no deposit bail. He must reside with his father Reg Wickenden in the 500 block of Acadia Court in the Northwood Ward. Councillor Shelby Ch’ng of has still not told the residents of Northwood about this lifetime sex offender pedophile in any publicly noticeable way at the time of this writing. It might be possible that roundabouts are more important than children.

WICKENDEN will be on several very tight conditions living at his father Reg’s home on Acadia Court. His father Reg will be surety to JAMES WICKENDEN. The pedophile will not be allowed to leave the home without his father accompanying him. He will also have to report to the Thunder Bay Police Service Station every Sunday and another time during the week.

He has a condition to NOT be around children (which hasn’t seemed to stop him in the past)

Local taxpayer subsidized media are still not reporting on this high-risk sex offender pedophile.

WICKENDEN has served time in custody for sexually assaulting young girls.

On September 24, 2008 he was sentenced to 12 months in jail plus probation for sexual interference X 2 and sexual assault on young girls after pleading guilty.

On November 12, 2013 he was sentenced to 4 years in prison for sexual interference X 2 on young girls and breach of probation after pleading guilty.

WICKENDEN has never been married and has no children of his own.

He is a lifetime Registered Sex Offender. He quietly moved to Thunder Bay after being released from the penitentiary. Local officials failed to notify the Northwood residents about his presence amongst them. He’s accused of 9 counts of being around kids.

Tell your neighbours and friends. There is a High-Risk Sex Offender Pedophile out of jail.

History, article dated March 31st, 2019 via Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition:

(THUNDER BAY, ON) –HIGH-RISK SEX OFFENDER PEDOPHILE SEEKING BAIL RELEASE IN THUNDER BAY.

THIS IS THE STORY THAT LOCAL TAXPAYER SUBSIDIZED MEDIA AND THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AT TBPS ARE NOT WARNING THE PUBLIC ABOUT.

PUBLIC SAFETY AT RISK FROM THIS LIFETIME SEX OFFENDER.

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A 35-year-old JAMES WICKENDEN was arrested by Thunder Bay Police a few months ago and charged with 4 counts of failing to comply with his LIFETIME SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY ORDER.

WICKENDEN was brought to the Thunder Bay Jail where he has remained since then.

WICKENDEN stands slightly taller than average about 5’8” and is of slim build. He has a very heavily receding hairline.

HE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO USE THE ALIAS “JAY WICK”.

WICKENDEN IS A CONVICTED PEDOPHILE.

JAMES WICKENDEN IS LABELLED “HIGH RISK” BY THE NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY.

THE PAROLE BOARD HAS LABELLED HIM “HIGH RISK TO REOFFEND”.

A PSYCHOLOGIST’S REPORT HAS DETERMINED HE HAS THE MIND OF A PEDOPHILE.

IT IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY HE CAN BE REHABILITATED.

WICKENDEN went to prison for raping 2 girls aged 10 & 7 in the town of Georgina, Ontario just north of Newmarket in March 2012.

It wasn’t his first time either. There have been other sexual assaults on children.

Despite all this, the Director of Communications at TBPS never bothered to tell the public about this High-Risk Sex Offender moving to Thunder Bay after he got out of prison, even though he could have due to his “High Risk” status.

But WICKENDEN moved to Thunder Bay after his last prison sentence and followed the proper procedure by notifying the Sex Offender Registry of his status.

WICKENDEN moved into his father Reg’s home on Acadia Court, just off Parkway Drive. A nice quiet family neighbourhood in Northwood.

But WICKENDEN has a lifetime prohibition from being around children. Conditions like that aren’t likely to stop someone with his mental diagnosis.

WICKENDEN moved in and is alleged to have started the “grooming process”. He would befriend parents in the neighbourhood to earn their trust as he worked his way closer to the kids.

A pedophile like WICKENDEN doesn’t just go grabbing random kids from schools. No, it’s about earning the trust of them slowly and methodically before causing a lifetime of pain for families to satisfy his sick desires.

Parents in the neighbourhood thought how amazing it was that he liked to be around the kids all the time. He’d be invited over for dinners and his father Reg came along as a guest (knowing his son is not supposed to be around kids).

As WICKENDEN began to gain the trust of parents and children, there was one parent who felt something odd about this guy. She went to the police to inquire. Imagine her shock on discovering that a HIGH-RISK PEDOPHILE was in her home. Just as shocking is that the public was never warned by any communications.

Thunder Bay Police Officers moved quickly on the investigation and arrested WICKENDEN. He’s facing 4 counts of failing to comply with his Sex Offender prohibition conditions.

Even after being arrested in Thunder Bay, local media and the Director of Communications at TBPS still failed to notify the public. It seems high risk pedophiles just aren’t important to tell the public about. It seems they knew, but chose to remain silent.

THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO KNOW.

JAMES WICKENDEN wants to get out of jail on bail.

His father Reg Wickenden wants to help get him out on bail.

His lawyer Roy Karlstedt wants to try get him out on bail

A BAIL HEARING FOR JAMES WICKENDEN HAS BEEN SET FOR FRIDAY APRIL 5,2019 at 9:00 AM. IN COURTROOM 103.

WHAT CAN BE DONE BY THE PUBLIC TO STOP THIS?

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A couple things.

First, share this post and tell your loved ones. Study this picture carefully.

Second, there is something called the tertiary grounds to consider when someone goes for a bail hearing.

Under Criminal Code Section 515(10)(c), bail can be revoked “in order to maintain confidence in the administration of justice, having regard to all the circumstances, including the apparent strength of the prosecution’s case, the gravity of the nature of the offence, the circumstances surrounding its commission and the potential for a lengthy term of imprisonment.

THE KEY CONSIDERATION IS THE EFFECT OF RELEASE ON THE CONFIDENCE IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.

WOULD THE PUBLIC BE OUTRAGED IF THIS HIGH RISK PEDOPHILE IS RELEASED?

A packed courtroom of concerned citizens would send a strong message to the presiding Justice of the Peace that the public would be outraged.

If you can make time to attend court on Friday April 5,2019 at 9am to show that you’re concerned, please do attend.

A PACKED COURTROOM WILL SEND A STRONG MESSAGE TO THE COURT THAT THERE WILL BE PUBLIC OUTRAGE IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IF A CONVICTED PEDOPHILE IS RELEASED.

Other local taxpayer subsidized media just don’t care about pedophiles in our city. They should.

This pedophile is particularly troubling.

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4 Replies to “High-Risk Sex Offender James Wickenden Pleads Guilty”

  1. just a tip, upload the video in a way that allows us to adjust the quality we want to see it in ,, (1080, 720, 240, etc).. just for us who are distant and cant stream high quality videos like this = [

    1. Thank you for the feedback. A lower quality version of the video is available in the article now. Please let me know if it works for you now. The new version is about 10% the size of the higher quality one. Email me at contactus@trcctb.com and let me know if it works for you. Thank you.

  2. Good job to make these pricks lives uncomfortable.

    Seem the pervert has no shame. That tells me this guy is particularly sick.

    Only in Dumpster Bay can pedophiles roam free with little to no repercussions.

    Way to go JPs and judges!

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