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During the summer of 1959 in Clinton Ontario a innocent teenage boy named Stephen Truscott was suddenly burdened to grow up in to a man in no time at all Justice was not served in the Stephen Truscott case due to many key persons directly involved with investigation of the murder and rape of Lynne Harper such as the unprofessional conduct of the entire investigation by OPP inspector Graham and staff the one-sided arguments imposed by Crown-Attorney and an the mishandling of medical evidence by an expert witness Dr Peniston the coroner The Clinton OPP and Inspector Graham made many errors in the manner that they approached investigation of the murder of Lynn Harper the police were guided by old laws and went on a one-way pursuit of a boy which they were determined to find guilty It only took the police 24 hours after Lynne Harpers body was found to arrest Steven Truscott No other suspects were ever brought up or seriously investigated but the OPP never even checked police records or military records for past sex offenders Inspector Graham had many records of evidence which could have easily placed Truscott else where than in Lawsons Bush but rejected those bits of evidence to advance his personal agenda and create advantages for himself From the beginning of the episode in 1959 the OPP brought shame to the police force for their distasteful work as police officers by making a mockery of all that they had been taught about justice Theirs efforts were distinctly positioned to make their pieces fit the puzzle The Crowns counsel made grave errors in the method in trying to establish guilt on Truscott and the Judges failure to appreciate that the route that the Crown was taking which was misleading to the jury and a fair trial The Crown made sure that Truscott was viewed upon as a sex driven teenager and
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