(Quebec) A love story born on the Internet between a man and a Moroccan Lévis turned into a nightmare, to the point where the young woman took her delivery to flee her husband.
Mario Despont, 47, and Fadila (pseudonym), 30, first met in 2010 through a Web site.
In May 2011, Morocco Despont goes to join her sweet. Their wedding will be celebrated less than two months later.
According to the complainant, the groom, kind and considerate, is as a businessman specializing in doors and windows.
Mario Despont first like to emigrate to Morocco. He then makes the project to return to Canada with his young wife.
Canada will oppose for many months to issue a visa for Fadila, fearing that marriage is a subterfuge to facilitate immigration.
In March 2014, Fadila birth to their first child, who will unfortunately die from respiratory problems a few hours after birth.
The couple arrived in Canada in the fall of 2014. Far from finding the house promised by her husband, Fadila must live the basement of the family home in Saint-Raphaël-de-Bellechasse.
And attempt to flee, but is caught by her husband in the street.
Mario Despont Fadila and then move into a home for Lévis. The complainant alleges stay long hours while her husband out. Their married life would be punctuated by acts of violence, and the husband becomes very controlling, she said.
Fadila birth to their second child in Lévis in the summer of 2015. It was during his hospitalization that the young woman meets an aid agency and managed to escape the influence of her husband.
On September 1, Mario Despont is arrested and charged with assault and assault causing injury. He is also charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, because, on one occasion, he would have launched a perfume bottle toward his wife and, at another time, he threatened him with a knife.
Mario Despont has already been convicted twice in the past for domestic violence. He received a sentence of four months in prison in 2007 and a sentence of 12 months to be served in the community in 2010.
Judge Jean Asselin denied Despont a release during the proceedings.