Trial for incest: the fate of the father in the hands of the jury

1177307The fate of the father of Sherbrooke accused of sexually assaulting two of his daughters in the hands of the jury.

Yves Tardif J. of the Superior Court handed over the fate of the accused in the hands of seven women and five men who make up the jury. They will be sequestered until they will not come to a unanimous verdict beyond a reasonable doubt.

The accused, whose identity is the subject of an order banning publication to protect those of the alleged victims, faces eight counts of incest, sexual assault, incitement to sexual touching and sexual touching between 2005 and 2008 and the sexual touching and invitation to sexual contact between 2013 and 2014.

As it has been throughout the trial, the wife of the accused was present at the courthouse of Sherbrooke.

Its presence has not been emphasized to the jury as well as the abuse accusations of his children weigh against it accused the company.

The inidvidu 35 years were being tried for the alleged sexual gestures cracatère, but not those concerning child abuse.

The couple was arrested after information about this family in mid-July 2014. Investigators from the Sherbrooke Police Service are landed to remove children from the family environment. A few days later, they arrested the couple, who now weigh on many counts.

The charges against the father are more impressive than those brought against the mother. Only the father was accused of sexual gestures.

The two are accused of criminal negligence causing injuries to her child, failing to provide appropriate care to life, forcible confinement and assault.

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