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Kamloops rapist now faces final judgment

Kamloops dangerous offender Jack Froese, 34, was found dead in his cell on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
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February 17, 2014 - 9:34 AM

VICTIM’S FRIEND HOPED HE WOULD DIE IN PRISON

KAMLOOPS – A rapist convicted in Kamloops and branded one of Canada’s most extreme criminals has been found dead in his prison cell.

Jack Froese, 34, was labeled a dangerous offender after a lengthy hearing in Kamloops court in June last year.

Correctional Services Canada says he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Mountain Institution in Agassiz. Emergency personal gave him CPR but he could not be resuscitated.

Froese was serving an indeterminate sentence for a rash of charges including kidnapping, sexual assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault with a weapon, uttering a threat to cause death and harm and uttering a forged document.

When he was declared a dangerous offender, one man stood up in Kamloops court and applauded the judge's decision, yelling 'die in there' along with profanities.

In November of 2011, Froese abducted a woman from a North Kamloops business where she was working alone. He tied her up, and injected her with cocaine before sexually abusing her. After he let her go, she made her way to a resident's home where first responders were called to the scene.

The rape in Kamloops wasn’t his first.

Froese was convicted of sexual assault after raping a 19-year-old chambermaid in a hotel room in Saskatoon and was caught after being found at the University of Saskatchewan with a backpack full of condoms, a journal with a story depicting the sexual assault, a photo and list of school cheerleaders.

Barb McLintock with the B.C. Coroners Service says they investigate all deaths in correctional facilities and this is no exception. Correctional Service Canada is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death.

To contact the reporter for this story, email halexander@infotelnews.ca or call 250-491-0331.

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