A friend of Jessica Lloyd since childhood says police should have notified women sooner, as warnings came too late for her “good-hearted” friend.
Terra Dafoe said women in the Belleville-area weren’t aware there was a possible predator on the loose until after Lloyd disappeared.
The Toronto woman said she sort of feels like the police have failed them, and she questions why they weren’t more aggressive with the public in saying they had suspicions there was a predator out there.
Provincial police say they did warn women to take safety precautions after the back-to-back sex assaults in Tweed. Belleville police issued a similar warning following Lloyd’s disappearance.
But they weren’t prepared to say they should have warned the community they had a sexual predator on their hands.