UPDATE JUNE 28 at 23:15 EDM: Today a jury has found Patrick Fox guilty of criminal harassment of his ex-wife.
“The individual was pretty calculating in order to come close to the [legal] line but not go over. What this does is it adjusts that line…” David Fraser, an internet and privacy lawyer based out of Halifax at McInnes Cooper.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/patrick-fox-trial-desiree-capuano-trial-verdict-1.4181969
Nicely put. I note that in the above article it is also alleged that a key piece of evidence was an email in which Patrick Fox admitted to his ex-wife that their son had asked him if he would ever shoot his mother, and Fox senior had replied that he would if he could get away with it. I would say that remarks like that also constitute abuse and harassment of his son, and he deserves to lose custody for them, but, that’s just me. The horrendous effect on his own son of the harassment visited on the boy’s mother doesn’t seem to have entered into the legal equation or into Patrick Fox’s head at all. The man has zero empathy, clearly, for anyone but himself. I hope he gets a prison sentence out of this, because I feel he is never going to understand what a terrible thing he did, not only to his ex-wife, but to his own child.
Update June 21 at 07:10 EDM: According to CBC News today, Patrick Fox has now been charged in Canada with criminal harassment and a weapons offence, weeks after he was picked up by U.S. border agents in Washington state on May 27: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/patrick-fox-web-charged-attack-revenge-porn-criminal-harassment-desiree-capuano-internet-1.3643686 I reckon his website on his ex-wife is not going to be long for this world now.
The man put the ‘V’ in ‘Vindictive,’ according to this article today in CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/patrick-fox-web-attack-revenge-porn-criminal-harassment-desiree-capuano-internet-1.3444576
Patrick Fox, who would appear to match this linked-in profile in terms of residency time-lines: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickrfox would make a cobra look like a kitty-cat, a viper like a valentine, a scorpion like a ray of sunshine. This is nobody you would ever want to get into any kind of a relationship with. It’s not going to end well. If you see him on the street, you should probably cross over to the other side. If you accidentally bumped into him, you’d be very sorry, is my call on it.
He admitted to the CBC that he wants to drive his ex-wife to kill herself, which is actually against the law, although those Arizona law enforcement slackers don’t appear to think so. [Arizona appears to have a lot of cop problems…] To say nothing of the police in B.C., who also seem not to have clued in that driving or attempting to drive people to kill themselves is now a prosecutable offence here, too.
I’ve seen Patrick Fox’s web-site regarding his ex-wife; it’s horrific and I’m not including a link here.
Here’s an article that offers a little bit more information on the timelines and residency history of the people involved: http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/bc-mans-revenge-website-muses-about-killing-his-ex-but-law-ok-with-it
His ex-wife is a poster child for why some people need to be able to carry guns and to shoot them.
picture of saw-scaled viper courtesy of: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Shantanu_Kuveskar picture of Patrick Fox from one via CBC, which seems to have become widely disseminated online.