Sentenced to 30 months in jail for a sexual misconduct case with a 15-year-old teenager in Sherbrooke in December 2016, Claude-Auguste Piant is expected to appear before the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) in the coming weeks.
This 62-year-old French national is being held in Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick where his hearing is scheduled to take place before the PBC.
Piant will be eligible for full parole at one-third of his sentence on August 27th.
If he does not give up, Piant must be heard before the PBC in the week of July 17 at the federal prison where he is detained about forty kilometers from Moncton.
A relationship with a 15-year-old girl
Claude-Auguste Piant had come to Quebec to begin a relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
He admitted his guilt to the accusations of computer luring, incitement to sexual contact and sexual contact with a person under the age of 16, production and possession of child pornography, and the transfer of material Sexually explicit to a person under 18 years of age.
Claude-Auguste Piant’s alleged acts occurred between May 2015 and September 2016 after his virtual encounter with a 14-year-old girl from Sherbrooke on an online gambling site.
Originally from the Lorraine region of France, Piant was arrested the day after his arrival in Sherbrooke, on the grounds of the adolescent’s family residence, September 11, 2016.
Claude-Auguste Piant confirmed to the police that he was ready to have a complete sexual relationship with the teenager whom he had come to join in Sherbrooke, even though he knew he was a minor.
Even if released by the PBC, Piant will not be free as air.
Based on Canadian law, Claude-Auguste Piant will be taken over by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) upon his release from prison before being expelled from the country.
Without commenting on this particular case, the CBSA explained the day after the sentencing of Piant that “foreign nationals found guilty of committing criminal acts are entitled to due process. They have to serve their sentences before being removed from Canada, “says the Canada Border Services Agency.
A common suggestion for Ronald Bailey
A joint suggestion of custodial sentence should be presented to the court in the case of the sexual abuser Ronald Bailey of Magog.
Bailey was back at court on Monday at the Sherbrooke court house to set the time for the sentencing.
Defense Counsel Stéphanie Marcoux, who represented Patrick Fréchette in court, handed over the case to July 20.
The four victims in this case are keen to be heard in court to testify to the consequences of Bailey’s actions against them.
Last January, Ronald Bailey acknowledged the gestures committed on the four victims when his trial had just begun.
He recognized seven counts of sexual contact and sexual contact on four boys aged 7 to 13 between 1996 and 2011.
Over the years, Bailey had built trust with the victims. He acknowledged that he took advantage of this situation to satisfy his sexual urges with these four young boys.
Ronald Bailey has already been sentenced to serve 47 months in prison in September 2008 in a drug case.
It is Mr. Joanny Saint-Pierre who represents the Crown in this case.