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May 31st, 2005, 09:09 PM
Well, I was bored tonight, so I decided to do some searches on some of the cast members names on Yahoo.com. I typed in Nick Belcourt's name and found this article. I hope this isn't him, but I have a feeling it is:

Campus sex attacker convicted

By: Martin Kuebler

A man arrested in November after a series of campus sex assaults pled guilty last month and was
sentenced to six months in jail.

Nick Belcourt, 26, admitted he had sexually assaulted two female Ryerson students and trapped another female student in the journalism lounge in the Rogers Communications Centre.

On Dec. 10, less than a month after he was arrested, Belcourt pled guilty. He is now in Toronto's Don Jail.

On Nov. 7 Ryerson security launched a campus wide undercover operation to hunt for a man who had sexually assaulted a student on campus the previous day.

That afternoon plain-clothed security officers were waiting for Belcourt in the journalism lounge, where he had been spotted the day before.

At his preliminary hearing, Belcourt described his encounter with the officers.

"I talked to Ryerson security. They made it clear my presence wasn't wanted there," said Belcourt.

Ryerson security tipped off the Toronto police, who arrested Belcourt a week later at a men's hostel where he had been living. He was charged with sexual assault, assault and forcible confinement.

Belcourt is originally from Ottawa and had been living at the hostel for three months.

At his preliminary hearing, he admitted to having a drug addiction. And it was disclosed that he had previously been convicted of sexually assault.

Belcourt was bold in his Ryerson attacks, approaching students in public places during the day. In one case he followed a student off the street into Jorgenson Hall, and in another he approached a student in the cafeteria.

Belcourt would grope the breasts of his victims, and then flee.

This was posted on theeyeopener.com, which is Ryerson University's online newspaper. Here is the link: http://www.theeyeopener.com/storydetail.cfm?storyid=334

May 31st, 2005, 09:25 PM
I was told a few years ago that Nick was arrested for drunk driving once.

Senator Lance Prevert
May 31st, 2005, 11:24 PM
That's insane. I guess with 200 cast members, most of them normal kids who never experienced full-fledged celebrity status, a statistical fraction of them are going to head down the wrong road in life. That's really unfortunate, if it's him. The age and cities seem to point to him.

May 31st, 2005, 11:49 PM
I found another story. This one was written shortly after he was arrested. It provides more detail.

Link: http://theeyeopener.cfhosting.ca/storydetail.cfm?storyid=278

By: Don McHoull

An undercover operation by Ryerson security led to the arrest last week of a man suspected in a string of campus sex assaults.

On Nov. 7, Ryerson security deployed plain-clothed officers around campus to hunt for the suspected offender, who had allegedly sexually assaulted a Ryerson student the previous day.

"We were looking in more than one location around campus," said Lawrence Robinson, manager of campus security, noting that plain-clothed work was fairly common for Ryerson security.

Based on the description of the man wanted in the sex assaults, plain-clothed security officers waiting in the journalism lounge in the
Rogers building stopped a man entering the room.

"They identified him as a suspect but there was nothing we could make the arrest on at that point," said Robinson.

Ryerson security gave the man's name to the Toronto police before releasing him.
Toronto police arrested 26-year-old Nick Belcourt last Thursday, charging him with sexual assault, assault and forcible confinement.

Det. Danny Bell of the 52 Division plain-clothed squad said the man was picked out of a lineup by one of the victims.

Police were waiting for Belcourt at the Good Shepherd Refuge men's hostel at 412 Queen St. E., where the Ottawa-native had been living for the past three months.

In court yesterday, Belcourt waived his right to a have a lawyer provided by legal aid, and sought to be released on bail.

Dressed in a Raptors jersey and a black coat, he shifted from foot to foot as the crown attorney read the list of charges against him.

Belcourt seemed confident in the prisoner's box and spoke in a loud clear voice as he repeatedly scanned the courtroom with his eyes.

A publication ban prevented The Eyeopener from reporting what was said in court.

Belcourt was denied bail, and will remain in custody. His next court appearance is Nov. 27, at 2 p.m.

Det. Bell says that Belcourt is suspected in three assaults on Ryerson campus, dating back to October, but that police are investigating the possibility he may be connected to other assaults in the area.

"It's unusual for something like this to start all of a sudden out of the blue," Bell said. "It might not be just on Ryerson property."

A Ryerson student who witnessed one of the attacks says the suspect had identified himself as a Ryerson student in the non-existent culinary arts program.

The witness said the suspect had approached a female student who was alone in the journalism lounge, and trapped her in the room.

"She was looking at me kind of strange, but I didn't notice," said the witness, who had entered and left the lounge while the suspect was talking with his victim. "They were just chatting."

The suspect asked the victim for a hug. When she refused, he threatened her and prevented her from leaving the room, but eventually left.

In earlier assaults, a man had approached female students on or near campus and groped their breasts.

June 1st, 2005, 10:41 PM
So THAT'S why he didn't end up showing up to SlimeCon 2002! It all makes sense now, right Byron?

June 4th, 2005, 02:52 PM
Geez, that'd explain it...

Even with all the examples of child stars who fell on hard times after their fame ended, you never really think of YCDTOTV kids winding up like that. Odd.