It’s surprising that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t protesting the deportation of a monster. According to Trudeau, rapefugees are welcome in America’s cold neighbor to the north.
One thing that seems odd is that the perp identifies himself as a Jew. He doesn’t look Jewish. Perhaps this scammer used his alleged Jewishness to win special religious privileges in prison, such as a special diet.
A Toronto serial rapist suspected of assaulting as many as 1,000 women and girls has been ordered deported to Malaysia now that his 24-year prison sentence is complete.
Selva Kumar Subbiah, 56, was ordered held in custody until Sunday, when he will be accompanied back to his home country by three guards from the Canada Border Services Agency.
“You are the worst offender and the highest risk that has ever come before me in my career,” said Andrew Laut, who chaired the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada hearing on Monday.
Subbiah was convicted at two separate trials more than two decades ago of drugging and sexually assaulting 30 women. But there may be hundreds more victims, the hearing was told.
“As many as 500 to 1,000 could have been attacked,” said Naima Karimullah, a lawyer for the Canada Border Services Agency.
Subbiah’s criminal file sat before him, and it appeared to be more than a foot high.
At a hearing in June 2016, he was found ineligible for parole because he was considered “likely to commit an offence causing death or serious harm to another person.” Subbiah was arrested last Saturday when he became eligible for mandatory release after serving his entire prison sentence.
Laut noted that he was declared a “danger to the public” in November 1994, meaning he couldn’t apply for refugee status.
One of his victims told the Star she hopes she can finally relax when Subbiah has finally been deported.
“It’s still sort of a presence,” she said. “Maybe the day after he’s finally gone, I’ll maybe celebrate with a glass of wine.”
Subbiah, a short, soft-spoken man with a slight British accent, said he’s prepared to return to Malaysia, where he has not lived since 1980.
“I’m ready to leave, sir,” he told Laut at Monday’s hearing.
Subbiah had previously argued that he would be the victim of discrimination in Malaysia because he is Jewish.
Malaysia is a Muslim country. If Subbiah really is a Jew, his welcome home ceremony may involve a guillotine. In this recent courtroom picture, he still doesn’t look like a Jew.
Subbiah, who waived the right to have a lawyer represent him, fought unsuccessfully Monday to block the Star from reporting details of his hearing or from photographing him via a video hookup, arguing that it would be dangerous for him.
“It has already been reported on broadly in media articles and on the Internet,” Subbiah said.
The Star argued that it was important for his victims to know details of his case and what he looks like now.
“I believe the Malaysia public should be fully aware,” one victim told the Star. “Every border should have his picture.”
Malaysian officials have already approved a flight permit for him, the hearing was told. There was no mention of whether he would walk free in Malaysia or be turned over to law enforcement officials there.
Subbiah arrived in Canada in 1980 but never obtained permanent resident status. He was granted student and visitor’s visas, and claimed to have studied divinity at McMaster University and Ryerson, but did not graduate from any post-secondary course.
He married two women, one of whom fled the country to escape abuse, the hearing heard.
In 1992, he was convicted at the first of two trials that would ultimately see him sentenced to 24 years in prison for 19 counts of sexual assault, 28 counts of administering a drug or noxious substance, 10 counts of various kinds of assault and a dozen other charges, including extortion.
At the time of his sentencing, Justice David Humphrey ordered police to accompany Subbiah back to his native Malaysia and give police there his extensive criminal file when his prison term was complete.
Subbiah committed several of his crimes while posing as a model agent or movie talent scout, often using the names Richard Wild and Ryan Hunter. Occasionally, he also posed as a professional dancer, a lawyer or a diplomat. He also lured women to the basement of his Parkdale home through ads offering to sell exotic pets.
He would offer them a drink laced with drugs, then rape them and take photos of their naked bodies while they were unconscious.
One victim who spoke with the Star said he was polished when he attacked her, some 33 years ago.
“I remember him being smooth, well-practiced,” she said. “He was practiced already, in ’84 or ’85.”
One of Subbiah’s victims told the Star that she’s still struggling to cope with the attack on her in the mid-1980s.
“It’s painful,” the woman said. “It’s not easy to go through. But it’s important to talk, to move forward . . . to know that you’re not the only one.”
His trial heard that he was carrying a black book containing the names of 170 women, rated on a scale of 0 to 10, when police arrested him on Aug. 7, 1991.
Subbiah was in the news again in 1998, when police told the Star he was using a string of aliases from behind bars and a female accomplice on the outside to con women to send him nude photos and gifts.
What a scheming sociopath. He’s one for the record books. Thankfully, Malaysia is taking him back. A thousand women feel the same way.