Niagara man who molested siblings 40 years ago plastered basement wall with news clippings of missing children, court hears

A technician who went to service a water heater at the home of a Lincoln man in 2014 made a disturbing discovery in the unfinished basement.

Pasted to the wall were numerous newspaper clippings featuring stories on missing children.

Alarmed, the technician called Niagara Regional Police.

Officers went to the home and the owner told them he displayed the clippings as a way to honour the children so they would never be forgotten.

No action was taken by police as decorating a wall with articles on missing children is not a crime.

Two years later, another service technician reached out to authorities.

A furnace technician told police he went to a home to perform a maintenance check and found an unusual collage of newspaper clippings along a wall.

There was also a mattress on the floor in the middle of the room cluttered with knitted blankets and children’s toys.


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