Aunt excoriates justice, health professionals for failing young abuse victim

OTTAWA - Society failed the young Ottawa boy who endured being chained up, tortured and sexually abused at the hands of his father, a disgraced former RCMP officer, the victim's maternal aunt told a sentencing hearing Wednesday.

The man, who cannot be identified under a court order aimed at protecting the identity of his son, sat silently in the courtroom with his head bowed throughout much of the hearing's first full day.

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