Multiple sexual charges A pedophile receives 33 months in prison

Multiple sexual charges A pedophile receives 33 months in prison


A pedophile who pleaded guilty to multiple sexual charges, including that of having repeatedly filmed a girl and having shared these images as far as Australia and Romania, was sentenced on Friday to 33 months of detention.

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The sentence pronounced by judge Réna Émond thus puts an end to a legal saga that unfolded over ten years.

In 2010, an investigation was opened by the police officers of the Sûreté du Québec at the Val-d’Or station against Merlin Bérubé-Pelletier, denounced by a neighbor who had found images of child pornography on a loaned DVD. by the accused.

After an initial analysis, investigators were able to identify thousands of child pornography files, which led to charges filed in the district of Val-d’Or and for which he received a prison sentence of 10 month.

Production of child pornography

However, a more in-depth analysis enabled the police to find images and videos produced by the accused in Quebec, between 2004 and 2008, with the main subject of an elderly girl, at the start of the attacks, of three years old.

“Between 2007 and 2010 he had conversations on the Internet and exchanged photos and videos. In all, 287 images circulated around the world, including 246 involving the victim, ”recalled the president of the court, while Bérubé-Pelletier, detained in a cell of the detention facility, listened attentively.

Four videos were also produced. Sequences that varied between 40 seconds and 1 minute 26 seconds.

“On the videos, the accused shows off the victim’s vulva, buttocks and anus. On some occasions, we also see him apply cream on the buttocks of the girl or, ejaculate on it, ”added the judge.

Still victim

Before pronouncing her sentence, the president of the court also recalled that the images shared by Bérubé-Pelletier are still on the Internet, which made her say that despite the guilty pleas of the accused and his stop to act, “The victim is, even today, exploited”.

On the contrary, she noted the sincere regrets and remorse of the accused and stressed that the therapy started 10 years ago suggested a potential for rehabilitation.

In addition to the prison sentence, Bérubé-Pelletier will have to respect a three-year probation period with a two-year follow-up.

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