... in October 2006, a woman in her 30s woke up in Alves's bed, bruised and bleeding after an evening at a downtown Vancouver nightclub. The married woman — who cannot be identified — said she had no recollection of meeting Alves the night before.
Medical testing confirmed she had had sexual intercourse and found traces of alcohol and sedatives in her system. ... In sentencing, the provincial court judge said Alves was not pathologically dangerous but had committed a crime of opportunity. [He] ordered that Alves be placed on the sex-offender registry for the next 20 years but that he not spend time in jail.
A "crime of opportunity" - is that new-speak for "lady, if you hadn't been in that bar you wouldn't have gotten yourself raped"?
When charges were laid against Alves two years ago, he stood accused of sexually assaulting 3 other women as well, by using the same M.O. Those charges were later dropped, which often happens when cases like this drag on, witnesses move away and are no longer available to provide testimony. It took Alves quite awhile to plead guilty, probably on the advice of his lawyer to avoid trial. Was he hoping his victim would slash her wrists and thus the last inconvenient witness to this serial rapist's crimes would no longer be available to testify in court?
ADDED: Have a look at the guy.