Protecting whose identity?

Yesterday an article was published in The Edmonton Sun about the trial of a woman who had killed her 3-year-old foster child. The article makes the following statement:

A "horribly cruel" Edmonton foster mother convicted of killing a three-year-old boy in her care should be sentenced to between 10 and 12 years in prison.

That's what the Crown argued yesterday at the start of a three-day sentencing hearing for the 34-year-old nurse, who can't be named to protect the identity of the victim.

I must assume the victim mentioned is the three-year-old boy, who in no way can be harmed anymore. He has been dead since January 27, 2007.

So whose identity is being protected here?

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