For more than a decade, Peter Whitmore has been the classic example of a pedophile who cannot control his sexual compulsions.
The signposts that courts use to determine whether pedophiles should be designated as dangerous or long-term offenders have long been present in Whitmore, although he has not yet been the focus of such hearings. --That may change.
After he was on the run for two days with 10-year-old Zachary Miller, the Saskatchewan boy Whitmore abducted on Sunday, and 14-year-old Jordan Bruyere of Winnipeg, a massive police manhunt tracked him to a farmhouse just 60 kilometres from the younger boy's hometown. Miller ran to safety when police arrived.
Whatever authorities decide to do with Whitmore, whether they pursue the lengthy and expensive dangerous offender designation that could lock him up indefinitely, one issue is clear — there is no effective treatment that stops the sexual urges of high-risk pedophiles.
It will be up to the attorney general of Saskatchewan to decide whether to seek the dangerous or long-term offender status, or simply seek a regular criminal sentence if he is convicted of the crimes. source.