Harold David Smeltzer


Harold David SmeltzerCrimes: Murder, Child Rape
Previously published in www.pysih.com.

Harold David Smeltzer, in January, 1980, was 24, big and burly and brimming with lust. He *liked* little girls very, very much. Actually, he *liked* females of all ages, and what he liked, he took. So when he grabbed little Kimmie off the street, she didn’t really have a chance.

Kimberley Thompson was five years old in January, 1980. She was a cute little brunette who had started losing her baby teeth. Her kindergarten teacher had thought Kimmie was too dependent on her mother and suggested that it was time to have her walk to school solo, for a total of four blocks. And so, on January 25, 1980, Kimmie headed off to kindergarten by herself for the first time and never made it there. It was the last day of her life.

Harold David Smeltzer, in January, 1980, was 24, big and burly and brimming with lust. He *liked* little girls very, very much. Actually, he *liked* females of all ages, and what he liked, he took. So when he grabbed little Kimmie off the street, she didn’t really have a chance. Smeltzer wanted her and he took her.

Now Harold David Smeltzer claims he ONLY wanted to rape the five year old, but he hadn’t reckoned on her recognizing him. The scum sucking pedophile/rapist lived in Kimmie’s neighbourhood for chrissake, and he thought she wouldn’t know him? So Smeltzer came up with the sort of brilliant solution that scum suckers do. He drowned little Kimmie in his parents’ bathtub, shoved her body into a garbage bag and put her out with the trash a few blocks away. Her frozen body was found the next day.

Harold David SmeltzerFor the next five months, Harold David Smeltzer walked freely on the streets of Calgary, Canada. Not only walked freely, but hung out in playgrounds, even played soccer with Kimmie’s brother. And continued to assault little girls and women. Police were searching frantically for Kimmie’s killer, and for a while even considered her mother a suspect. But then, happily for all but Smeltzer, his sins caught up with him.

An 11 year old girl noticed him walking down the street, and recognized him as the monster who had raped her. Harold David Smeltzer was subsequently arrested, and confessed to not only murdering Kimberley but also attacking up to 40 girls and women during his reign of terror between 1975 and 1980. Numbered among his victims were a grade 5 student, a 17 year old high school student, a 27 year old librarian and a 27 year old school custodian.

Harold David SmeltzerHarold David Smeltzer was convicted of murder, two counts of rape, three counts of attempted rape, acts of gross indecency, break and enter during an attempted rape, and possession of a weapon, i.e. a knife which he used to threaten his victims.

He had confessed to Calgary police about other offenses involving young victims, offenses for which he was never charged. Why not? Did those victims not deserve a shot at justice?

Anyway, Harold David Smeltzer was sentenced to life imprisonment with no chance of parole for 25 years. He served time at Riverbend Institution, which is a minimum security prison in Prince Albert. This institution sits on 8 square kilometers of farmland, and is a multi-purpose operation that includes pastureland, forage, and gardening. That’s not quite the setting I would have anticipated child killers and pedophiles to be parked in for the duration. I myself would prefer to see them suffer in a place like a MAXIMUM security prison where instead of enjoying gardening and the great outdoors they get to enjoy concrete walls and concrete floors.

After serving 28 years, Smeltzer was granted day parole by the National Parole Board.

A psychologist’s report from 2007 said they considered him a low risk to re-offend generally and low-to-medium risk to re-offend sexually. Harold David Smeltzer’s case workers said he’s highly committed to his rehabilitation and they supported his bid for day parole. (Isn’t it easy to be highly committed to rehabilitation when you want out?)

A parole officer, a correctional center and a community residential facility in Regina all expressed doubts that Smeltzer was a suitable candidate for release into the community.

The board’s decision said Harold David Smeltzer realizes he is a pedophile and a sex offender, (isn’t that nice) but is remorseful (really?) and wants to do everything in his power to make sure he never hurts anyone again (staying in prison would do that).

The family of Kimberley Thompson was outraged by the board’s decision, as were politicians, the public and Smeltzer’s surviving victims. Evelyn Thompson, Kimmie’s mother, said, “I want him to stay in prison, I don’t want him to see the light of day. She doesn’t get a second chance, why should he? Life is life. Not 10 years, not 20, not 25.”

Kimmie’s brother Brad said he was sickened by Smeltzer’s lack of remorse. “He barely even acknowledged his part in her death,” he said. “He barely even referenced her. She’s dead and he gets to walk.”

And so, as of 2009 Harold David Smeltzer has been traipsing about in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has to steer clear of children, continue his psychological counseling, and do chores at the halfway house. Which is not quite the hell that I, for one, would like to see him endure.

“I would think if I lived in the community I would be watching his every move,” said one victim who was in grade 5 when Harold David Smeltzer grabbed her off a Calgary street in 1978 and raped her. I’m sure his 39 other victims as well as the citizens of Regina would agree with that.

Newstalk 980 article
CBC News article

16 Responses to Harold David Smeltzer

  1. bengalpuss29 says:

    Here we go again, everyone thinking of the offender and fuck the victim’s. This guy is a serial rapist and no doubt if he’d hadn.t been court we’d have a serial killer who murders children. Why should he get a chance little kimmy won.t get another chance. The system is seriously wrong, you have people standing up and fighting for the criminals but no one fighting for the victims apart from their loved ones its the wrong way round. I wonder how long it will be before we hear this pedo has done something nasty. I’d put a thousand pounds on this guy not being rehabilitated. And carrying on from where he’d left off.

  2. Bengalpuss says:

    I wonder if this piece of shit is still behaving Himself. I don.t think he will be, but thats because im a cynic.

  3. moodymagic says:

    This guy is disgusting. Just watched the news today and he has been denied weekend passes. Man it makes me sick.

    • Bengalpussy the nonce haters basement dungeon says:

      Moodymagic, i don’t understand them even contemplating this piece of shit any freedom at all, he Fucking threw that away the day he raped and murdered a little 5yr old girl. Imagine the family having to go through all this trauma thinking that the cunt that murdered kimmie, could be walking the streets any day soon, they must be mortified thinking that this bastard can come out and do what he did to kimmie, to another child. If i had my way, this piece of shit wouldn’t be breathing, because he committed a heinous act against a little girl, who’ll never graduate, marry or have children of her own because of this pig, so why should he be considered for anything. Let the cunt out in general population with a board round his neck saying “Im a nonce and child murderer” hes a Fucking rock spider this cunt is.

  4. A Canuck says:

    More’s the pity that that chicken dung didn’t turn his back long enough for little Kimmie to call 911 and say “HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! A BAD GUY’S GOT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” At the time we may then have had at least one “local boy made good story” and one “local girl made good story,” the “local boy” being the Calgary kid by the name of Ken Taylor who grew up to become the Canadian ambassador / embasssador to Iran who went on to “stick it” to the Ayatollahs by sneaking the Americans out of Iran and the “local girl” then being a certain plucky little kindergarten student……………………………….

  5. Kolleen Murray says:

    While I agree with the potty mouth patrol, there are more effective

    ways of voiceing anger,rage and an oppinion other than those ugly

    words, That being said, Here is what I Believe:

    I think that terrible WASTE OF SKIN (Harold Smeltzer) should have

    been sent to a place like San Qentin or Singsing and for sure

    bounced right into general population, and have the prisioners know

    what he did!! have him cry and beg for his life

    (Pathetic as it was and continues to be!) Just as Beautifull little

    Kimberly Thompson and the rest of ALL his innocent victims had to

    cry and beg for theirs at his hands Sadly, Canada has no such place

    or punishment for the same evilness, and that BREAKS MY HEART!!

  6. BENGALPUSS says:

    so true colleen, san quentin or sing sing in general population, sounds a good idea to me.

    • A Canuck says:

      How about SAUDI ARABIA with it’s STONE CHOP CHOP SQUARE????????????? or even IRAN??????????????????????

      • A Canuck says:

        Maybe SINGAPORE with its “COUNT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! THWACK!!!!!!!!!”

        “COUNT TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THWACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

        “COUNT THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THWACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

        would also be good since don’t they also CANE you if you committed any offence of a SEXUAL NATURE??????????????? and I’m talking something like RAPE or DIDDLING LITTLE KIDS.

  7. APRIL LATE' says:

    WHAT CAUSE A PERSON TO COMMIT A CRIME LIKE THIS?

  8. Betty Gage says:

    This man is a monster. He should have been “put down” with lethal injection. The Canadian legal system is far too relaxed. Here in the states people slip through and get off easy like he did with a short prison sentence. But here in the USA, once in the prison the inmates would have killed him. Come on to the USA Mr. Harold Smeltzer and get your self arrested for jay walking. Our good old boys in prison will finish you off in a week. Child killers get zero second chances in a court of their own peers in USA prisons.

  9. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Do Gooder Liberalism which Puts Villains before Victims

    Child Rape and Murder Warrants the Death Penalty

    That is Real Justice

  10. IsAnyonePayingAttention says:

    And his countdown to reoffend is publicly reported as he admits to being “attracted” to a young girl walking toward him while on unescorted day parole. But, the powers-that-be continue to believe he should retain his day parole & unsupervised weekends. Which of them, I wonder, would knowingly to offer up their own child relative as bait the way they are forcing the general public to do? Tragic & shameful!

  11. IsAnyonePayingAttention says:

    And his countdown to reoffend is publicly reported as he admits to being “attracted” to a young girl walking toward him while on unescorted day parole. But, the powers-that-be continue to believe he should retain his day parole & unsupervised weekends. Which of them, I wonder, would knowingly offer up their own child relative as bait the way they are forcing the general public to do? Tragic & shameful!

  12. A Canuck says:

    What’s the difference between Harold Smeltzer and any male dog?????????????????????? At least you could have the dog NEUTERED…………………

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