Newfoundland Sexual Abuse Victim Byron Prior Continues to be Attacked by Government Agencies and Judicial System


Dear Radical Reader,

On March 28th of this year (2009) I received a short email from Byron Prior, an associate out in Newfoundland, who I have been in email contact with for a number of years. His case, as explained in the websites listed in his email below, is most likely one of the best examples of the power of the provincial and federal courts, aided and abetted by a complicit media, to shield themselves and their political cohorts from the scrutiny of public investigation. Byron’s case is a classic, albeit a relatively unknown one, that epitomizes the level of corruption which exists within Canada’s politically biased judicial system and how that system becomes criminal itself in its overt and covert methodologies used to shield the perpetrators of sexual abuse. When people of power are accused of wrongdoing and there is good reason for inquiries to be held then those in such positions exploit their influence for their own self-serving benefit and to the detriment of our justice system as a whole.

Byron Prior’s case, like my own fight with B’nai Brith Canada and the Canadian Human Rights Commission, is purposely kept hidden in the twilight and shadows constructed by the Zionist-controlled mainstream media. Our situations are quite different in terms of the underlying reasons for the persecutions we face but the fact that the system itself is abusing us both is beyond question. In my case the “crime” is speaking the truth as I see it about the Rothschild Zionist global conspiracy. In Byron’s case the circumstances are far beyond anything so threatening as the intellectual attack that I am being subjected to by the state and its Zionist manipulators. His story is a macabre horror story compared to my own, the details of which would provide ample subject matter for a full length documentary. The reaction, by Canada’s legal system, to his noble and sincere efforts to gain both recognition and justice are frightening and ominous.

Please take the time to read through the information provided to me by Byron prior to his capture and afterward by his wife Audrey who is doing her best to bring this story out to the public in the hope that her husband will be treated with respect and dignity.

To be witness to this case is to feel the shame and the infamy of living in a nation thus corrupted. It’s but another stone being rolled back from a tomb containing the dry, dusty bones of a legal system as perverted as those who fill the abusive roles within this sorry and tragedy drama.

On July 24, 2009 I received the following email from Byron’s wife Audrey regarding the latest developments in his ongoing case:

“Byron had court again on Monday, July 20, 2008. They had Dr. Semple from Ontario there to testify in the morning and then in the afternoon the lawyers did their final arguments and then the judge gave his final decision. He went with the report from Dr. Craig here in St. John’s saying that Byron was delusional, rather than the report from 5 doctors from Ontario, and had him committed to the Waterford Mental Hospital where he is to have more assessments done by the board. He is to stay in a locked ward at the Waterford while this is being done. It has to be done within 90 days. He can have visitors, immediate family only, on Thursdays and Sundays from 2:00 to 4:30.

For your info,


What I found the most disconcerting about Audrey Prior’s message was the fact that the following detailed assessment of Byron’s mental health (see below) was dismissed as irrelevant and instead the blatantly suspect and cursory report by Dr. Craig automatically accepted.

Please pass this on to anyone who might be willing to further assist these folks.


Arthur Topham

On 3/28/09 3:46 PM, “Byron Prior” wrote to

My family was destroyed as young children by Incest, Child Rape and Abuse of every kind in a small town of 2500 people. Supreme Court Judges, Politicians and RCMP are involved and in a position of “Conflict of Interest” and pay a hooker and her mother to keep quiet in this case in Newfoundland. Their names and why are evident on Harriett’s Customer List at this Website:  &

Before our Premier Danny Williams entered Politics, he and his Law Firm represented me, when he was elected his Firm returned my File and wished me Good Luck finding another Lawyer. No-one in Newfoundland will represent me since and the last Lawyer I asked told me, If any lawyer in Newfoundland represents you, it will be the last job they do in this province. Newfoundland.

On February 02, 2009 at 10 AM in Provincial Court with Judge David Orr the victim, me, will be further persecuted for telling the truth and this system will protect the criminal, Alex Hickman. My Government appointed lawyer told me she won’t even ask for a DNA test to prove the TRUTH. Once again Newfoundland courts will knowingly convict the wrong person.



Audrey Prior
66 Readers Hill Crescent
Conception Bay South, NL
A1W 5B4

July 23, 2009

Right Hon. Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A2

Hon. Peter MacKay
Minister of National Defence and
Minister for the Atlantic Gateway
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Hon. Robert Nicholson
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Hon. Fabian Manning
The Senate of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A4

Dear Gentlemen:

My husband, Byron Prior, has 50 years of deprived justice in Newfoundland and has now been sentenced to the Waterford Mental Hospital in St. John’s. The court ordered him to have a Psychiatric assessment done with Dr. David Craig. The assessment lasted for 55 minutes and then Dr. Craig wrote a report to the court saying Byron was delusional. A group from British Columbia paid for his trip to Toronto for 2 weeks of medical tests and examinations with five different Psychologists and neither of whom found him delusional. I have a copy of the report attached.

The Legal Aid Lawyer, Michelle Coady, and her supervisor, Derek Hogan, advised Byron that he was entitled to a retrial or at least an appeal.

Byron has been tied up in the Newfoundland Court System since 1998 until July 20, 2009, when he was just sentenced, because he reported the people who abused him and his family.

Our Federal Government MP NDP member, Jack Harris, now refuses to accept our e-mails or reply to our telephone messages. In a conversation with Mr. Harris and Byron in 2007, then MDP MHA Jack Harris, told Byron that they could keep him in our court system until the day he dies and you still won’t get any charges against T. Alex Hickman ever.

Gentlemen, after this statement by Jack Harris and the behavior of the Newfoundland Court System and with the influence and contacts of past Justice Minister and retired Chief Justice of the Newfoundland Supreme Court, it’s very clear to everyone who knows our situation that Byron will never receive justice in this province.

Mr. Harper, Mr. MacKay, Mr. Nicholson and Mr. Manning, you all know about Byron’s case. He spent 10 months in Ottawa at Parliament Hill with his signs and information handouts and in 2006 Mr. Rob Moore and Mr. Andrew Howse did a 10 month review of his full case.

Gentlemen, please, we need your immediate help. Byron is being further abused and persecuted by the Newfoundland Legal System and Politics.

Please acknowledge and reply as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Audrey Prior,
Byron’s Wife


Ontario Doctors Assessments from 5 Doctors

June 3, 2009


Byron Prior, Date of Birth: July 29, 1953, Age at Date of Assessment – 55

Byron Prior was referred for a mental health assessment. Marty McKay, Ph.D. coordinated this assessment which included multiple clinicians conducting independent assessments of Mr. Prior’s mental status. The referral question was: Does Mr. Prior suffer from a delusional disorder or any other mental disorder?

This assessment took place over the course of 2 weeks, beginning on May 14, 2009 and ending on May 27, 2009.

I am a psychologist, licensed in the Province of Ontario since 1976. My practice is in Ste. Catharines, Ontario. My resume is available upon request. I carried out a 3-hour clinical interview of Byron Prior. I also administered the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), the Beck Anxiety Scale and Beck Depression scale. The results of these assessment measures were analyzed. The diagnosis most consistent with the findings was that of a depressive episode.

Dr. Charles Pierce, of Kitchener, Ontario, is a clinician with 35 years of professional experience. He carried out his independent component of the assessment, using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) with a computer-generated analysis and report. The MMPI is one of the most extensively used measures of mental health status and is routinely used in forensic mental health assessments. This measure did not identify signs consistent with a delusional disorder or with any other mental disorder, i.e. DSM, Axis I Disorder. Certain personality features were present which were suggestive of adjustment difficulties with respect to rules and regulations, but these do not fall within the realm of a mental disorder but as part of his personality structure and adaptational style.

Marty McKay, Ph.D. administered the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-III), the Davidson Trauma Scale and the Myers Briggs test of personality traits (MBTI). It is noted that the Millon is a respected psychological instrument which is frequently utilized in the forensic mental health assessments for use in court. The Millon clinical measure identified anxiety and trauma as significant issues in Mr. Prior’s functioning. As a result of the trauma score elevation, the Davidson Trauma Scale was added to the testing protocol. On this measure, past instances of emotional trauma were endorsed by Mr. Prior, but scores on the measure did not confirm sufficient criteria for a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The Myers-Briggs is a measure of normal personality functioning which identifies how the individual responds to his inner and outer environment. The first measure is that of introversion-extraversion. On this measure, Mr. Prior demonstrated a slight trend toward introversion although the scores were relatively balanced between introversion-extraversion. The second dimension is that between Sensing and Intuition. His scores placed him within the Sensing category which indicates a preference for fact-based information derived from sensory information as opposed to intuition. The third dimension is that of Thinking and Feeling. His score placed him within the category of those who rely on analysis and logic rather than on feeling in assessing situations and responding to them. The dimension of Judging and Perceiving differentiates between traits such as methodical and scheduled (Judging) and traits of casual and flexible (Perceiving). Mr. Prior’s scores placed him within the Perceiving category. His overall profile then is ISTP. The ISTP personality is described in the manual as follows: “Cool onlookers” quiet, reserved, observing and analyzing life with detached curiosity and unexpected flashes of original humor. Usually interested in cause and effect, how and why mechanical things work, and in organizing facts, using logical principles. Excel at getting to the core of a practical problem and finding the solution.”

Dr. Harley Wideman is a Toronto clinical psychologist who has been practicing for 50 years. He saw Mr. Prior for a clinical interview and administered projective personality testing the Rorschach ink blots and figure drawings. He spent approximately 2 hours with him. His conclusions were that Mr. Prior does not suffer from any signs consistent with a delusional disorder, and that it was unlikely that he suffered from any other mental disorder. Specifically, Dr. Wideman stated that on the Rorschach, his perceptions were reality-based, that there was no evidence of thought disorder or perceptual distortions. The content and form were not consistent with any psychotic disorder.

Dr. Andrew Barlow is a psychologist , licensed since 1979 in the Province of Ontario. He subjected Mr. Prior to a clinical interview including a structured interview designed to assess DSM criteria for Delusional Disorder. His findings were reported as not being consistent with a Delusional Disorder; no other Mental Disorder was evident in his presentation.


The evidence independently compiled by five seasoned clinicians was based on both objective psychometric testing and clinical interviews. All were in agreement that there is no clinical evidence to support a finding of a delusional disorder as set forth in the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. All were in agreement that other than some indication of depressive tendencies there was no evidence of other mental disorders. This manual, referred to as the Psychiatric Bible, sets out the standards for assessing mental disorders.

My assessment findings suggested that he could be suffering from a depressive episode, while the other tests were suggestive of past trauma issues and anxiety, all of which point to situational factors as opposed to a clinical mental disorder as explanatory in Mr. Prior’s functioning at this present time. These symptomatic findings are not consistent with a need for psychiatric hospitalization nor with the need for psychiatric medication. He could benefit from his choice of practitioner offering cognitive-behavioural counselling to deal with the situationally based stress and anxiety he is understandably experiencing at this time.

It is worth noting that Mr. Prior’s circumstances, as collected during the 3-hour interview, are also not consistent with a delusional disorder. His reportedly stable marriage and ability to rear a well-functioning young adult son, would be atypical of someone suffering from a significant mental disorder, specifically a mental disorder characterized by fixed false beliefs (delusional disorder).


It is my considered professional opinion that the evidence compiled in this multi-clinician assessment is valid and reliable and does not support a diagnosis of any clinical mental disorder. It is noted that those psychological tests which have embedded validity measures (PAI, MCMI and MMPI) all indicated valid profiles.

The assessment results indicate that it would be entirely inappropriate for any licensed health professional to make a recommendation for any hospitalization or psychotropic medication. The most that might be appropriately recommended would be some psychologically provided cognitive behavioural therapy, for a limited time.

Thank you for the opportunity of providing this assessment. If there is a requirement for the raw data to be explained in Court and/or the report to be subjected to cross-examination, Marty McKay, Ph.D. would be the appropriate person. This recommendation is based on her position as the assessment coordinator and compiler of standardized psychological test data, enabling her to provide the expert opinion to Court.

Dr. T. McL. Semple, PhD., C. Psych.
50 Lake Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5X1
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