Hearing set to argue merits of dangerous offender application for sexual offender in St. John’s

Rosie Gillingham
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A hearing to argue the merits of a dangerous offender application for a convicted sex offender will be held next spring.

Gerald Edmund Pike is escorted by Sheriff's officers at provincial court in this Telegram file photo. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

When the case of Gerald Edmund Pike was called today in provincial court in St. John's, lawyers agreed to schedule the three-week hearing for March 24 to April 11.

Pike, 46, pleaded guilty to sex-related charges involving an assault on a teenager near The Rooms in St. John’s.

If a dangerous offender application is approved, Pike would be subject to an indefinite sentence involving strict supervision upon being released from custody.

Pike sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in October 2012 near The Rooms.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's account of the incident, Pike followed the victim from Tim Hortons on Harvey Road and grabbed her.

The teen dialed 911 multiple times during the sexual assault, resulting in a recording of the incident. A second sexual assault was reportedly captured by surveillance cameras outside The Rooms.

Pike has two previous convictions for sexual assault and was on probation at the time.

Organizations: Tim Hortons

Geographic location: St. John's, Harvey Road

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