This quote grabbed me:
"Durham Region police Detective Constable Kate Lang and her partner, Constable Tim Maw, released the 15-year-old and told him he would never have to suffer this treatment again, court was told."
"'Really?' the bewildered teen responded."
Oh geez, these kids were adopted at the ages of 1 & 2. And still in his "really?", you can sense a bit of hope still there.