(Quebec) The pedophile Pierre Vézina Thursday received a sentence of 21 months in prison for having sexual touching over a four year old girl while attending daycare home qu’exploitait his wife, in L’Ancienne-Lorette .
Accepting the joint submission of Crown counsel and defense, Judge Helene Bouillon imposed sentence Vézina Thursday at the Quebec courthouse. A sentence which he will have to serve 17 months from today, since he was already detained for four months.
In his latest day care, in June 2012, the young victim in this case, then aged four, had made a shock return to his mother when choosing the clothes she would wear for the day. She said she wanted to wear leggings under her skirt “not that Peter tickle [his] vulva.”
The child was still went to day care that day, and a complaint was later filed against the man 65 years. Arrested shortly after, Vézina was banned from being near the daycare his wife – so being at home – during the hours of operation, and this for the duration of court proceedings. He could not be in the presence of minors under 16 years.
When the pedophile eventually pleaded guilty to the charge of sexual touching that weighed against him in April, the media coverage of the case has allowed parents of children attending daycare to realize that Vézina broke a court order, possibly for several months. Even he sometimes found himself alone with the miners in his house, witnesses said. The latter, before the release of reports, were not aware of his conflict with the law. Vézina was arrested 48 hours later, accused of breach of commitment and remanded in custody.
Before hearing the sentence of the judge Bouillon, the sexagenarian was again admitted touching the girl of four years under his clothes, between 2009 and 2012.
The parents of the young victim, who were not in the courtroom Thursday expressed their fears and consequences that their daughter could suffer in the future with respect to events. In a document filed in court, they understand “the legacy and memories” that might remain and appear at any time. “Children are harmless, they deserve more than anything to be protected,” they add.
Invited to speak, Vézina tried to make repentant. “I regret what is past,” he said. “I’ll do whatever it takes [to redeem myself].”
Nothing, however, to move the judge, who roundly scolded. “Parents expect that gives them a safe place, not to be abused their children.”
At the end of his sentence, Vézina will be near a day care center, park and other places frequented by minors. It will also be added to the sex offender registry.