Friday, November 27, 2009
** Detroit paramedic arrested for allegedly using Internet to solicit sex with minor
** Saskatchewan paramedic helps make Grey Cup dreams come true for sick kids
UNITED STATES NEWS
** A Detroit, Michigan paramedic was arraigned Wednesday on charges he attempted to solicit sex with female minors via the Internet. The Free Press (Zlati Meyer/November 26) said Macomb County EMT Joseph M. Peraino, 25, has been charged with five counts of using the web to commit child sexually abusive activity and three counts of using the computer to disseminate sexually explicit matter to a minor. Two other men have also been charged with similar tags. If convicted on all counts, Peraino could spend literally decades in jail. Both charges are felonies, with 20 and 4 year penalties attached to convictions.
** Ten juvenile cancer patients in Saskatchewan will be making the trip to Calgary’s Grey Cup Game this year, thanks to the efforts of a Kelvington paramedic. CJME (Joe Hoover/November 23) said Trevor Lowey, who is an ACP and runs TnT Diagnostics on the side, co-founded and volunteers with the Chris Knox Foundation as its vice chair. Lowey said the foundation is selecting children this year from across the province to make the journey. Each will take part in the parade as well as watch the game. The foundation’s namesake made a similar jaunt two years ago. Chris Knox, who was then 24, received widespread media attention during his trip. Of the 11 youths who were on the excursion in 2007, five have since died, among them Chris who passed away two weeks later on December 7. The Chris Knox Foundation helps children and young adults (up to the age of 30) to attend sporting, fine arts, and cultural events during cancer treatment, creating illness respite and treasured family memories. For more info, see http://www.chrisknoxfoundation.com.