Domestic violence A father pleads guilty

Domestic violence A father pleads guilty


A 39-year-old man who faced fifteen counts of domestic violence pleaded guilty on Wednesday at the Trois-Rivières courthouse.

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The father, whose identity must be kept secret to protect that of his victim and their children, admitted to having assaulted his ex-wife for several years, between 1998 and 2019.

He also confessed to having harassed the victim in such a way that she feared for her life and that of her children, to have committed a common assault on one of their children and to have made death threats. on the victim. He also pleaded guilty to three counts of breach of probation.

On all other charges, such as sexual assault and assault with a weapon, he was either acquitted for lack of evidence or obtained a conditional stay of proceedings.

Crown and defense attorneys came up with a joint suggestion of thirty months in prison.

During the presentations, Judge Rosaire Larouche addressed the victim, telling him that in 32 years of the judiciary, this is one of the most difficult cases he has had to preside over, firstly because he felt immense suffering in the victim, but also because of the pandemic which extended the delays.

The judge took the case under advisement. He will render his decision on Thursday morning.

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