A former employee of the Montreal College O’Sullivan faces a long prison term for sexually assaulting six girls over a 50-year period.
“Yes, I give up [à mon procès]. I don’t want children to testify, ”André Bonneau dropped on Monday at the Montreal courthouse.
The 77-year-old man pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault and one of indecent assault.
His crimes spanned from 1967 to 2018, with certain periods of lull.
The victims, whose identity cannot be revealed by order of the court, were all young girls aged 7 to 16, who were in the entourage of the accused.
None of them was a student at O’Sullivan College in Montreal, where Bonneau worked for many years.
He retired from the establishment a month after the charges were filed against him, in the summer of 2018.
The resident of Brossard, on the South Shore, frequently lured children into his lap by offering them sweets or chocolate.
He then took the opportunity to touch the young girls on the buttocks and genitals, in addition to asking some to masturbate.
Bonneau also committed much more intrusive acts, the odious details of which we will ignore with regard to a complainant, during the 2000s.
The lawyers requested Monday the preparation of a sexological report in order to enlighten the judge Lori Renée Weitzman as for the appropriate sentence.
Me Bruno Ménard, of the Crown, and Me Olivier Cusson, of the defense, already agree to propose a “fairly long detention sentence”, the duration of which will remain to be determined.
The file will continue in February.