Chaudière-Appalaches In prison for sleeping with a minor

Chaudière-Appalaches In prison for sleeping with a minor


For having had several full sexual relations with a 15-year-old teenager, a 38-year-old man from Chaudière-Appalaches was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday at the Montmagny courthouse.

One evening in September 2018, the victim found himself in the apartment of the thirty-something in Montmagny. There is alcohol consumption and she informs him that she is 15 years old. The man tries to kiss her, she turns her head away, but he is insistent. According to the account recounted by the judge of the Court of Quebec, Steve Magnan, the victim concedes and kisses him, believing that this would calm his ardor.

On the contrary, he said to her: “you resist me to excite me, I know that you want to and that you are just making me fool.” He takes her in his arms, brings her to the bedroom and gets sex with vaginal penetration. The victim will admit to having fallen in love with his attacker, whose identity we do not reveal to protect that of the victim. Their relationship will last three months, before a relative of the teenager denounces the situation to the police.

The man exploited the teenager’s vulnerabilities, “her inability to resist her,” Judge Magnan said at the time of sentencing. Additionally, the victim was afraid to leave her abuser because she believed he would never return the $ 500 she loaned him.

Given the nature of the acts, their frequency and the age difference between the victim and the aggressor, the judge qualified the gravity of the crime as “very serious”. “The offender does not understand the concept of consent,” he said, which is set at 16. Below this age, we talk about pseudo-consent, which is illegal, even if a person seems to consent.

In addition to the 18 months in prison, we must add to this man’s sentence a three-year probation with an 18-month follow-up, as well as a 20-year entry in the sex offender register.

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