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Rapist's crimes escalated over time: Psychologist

KAMLOOPS - A psychologist who testified today in B.C. Supreme Court during Jack Froese's dangerous offender hearing diagnosed him with anti-social personality disorder  and he may never be rehabilitated.

Lyne Piche, Fraser Valley registered psychologist, said while Froese's first offence was against someone he knew, his second offence was with a stranger and appeared to be 'quite planned.'

Froese was caught with a 'rape kit' following the second offence that included condoms, duct tape, a journal detailing a sexual assault and a list and photograph of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies cheerleaders with lines across their wrists and necks.

Piche said Froese's third offence, in Kamloops, escalated to an abduction of a stranger along with the binding of her hands and feet.

"The biggest concern is the abduction," Piche said.

The Crown is seeking dangerous offender status against Froese following his latest offence in Kamloops. The status has the power to put him away for good.

Piche also said today that she diagnosed Froese with an anti-social personality disorder, and added that it is centred around having a hard time taking direction and following the rules.

She said Froese's history goes back to his youth and may be difficult to change.

"This isn't something that's just started recently," she said. "Personality disorders by definition are quite entrenched and can be difficult to modify."

Piche said Froese's past behaviours haven't changed. With each escalation, the behaviours got worse.

"We can assume (the past behaviour) will continue," she said.

The dangerous offender hearing began last week and is expected to be completed by the end of the week.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca, call: (250) 319-7494 or tweet: @jess__wallace.

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