He committed an estimated 200 assaults on 34 victims at the Kingsclear Reformatory for Boys and recently died from lung cancer in Edmonton at the age of 81.
Karl Toft was New Brunswick’s if not Canada’s most notorious pedophile.
Norm Bosse is the province’s Child and Youth Advocate and was in Saint John recently and told our newsroom that for years Toft never showed any remorse whatsoever.
During a one-on-one interview at the Renous Prison with Toft during the Miller Inquiry into the abuse at Kingsclear, without hesitation, Bosse says Toft told him: ‘I love those boys like you love your wife.’
In later years Bosse says he did hear that Toft had found his faith, and admitted the abuse and also begun to admit that what he had done was wrong and he had never heard that before.