CHSLD Cooke: a man accused of sexual assault on a resident with a disability

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CHSLD Cooke: a man accused of sexually assaulting a resident with a disability

The former CHSLD employee Cooke appeared Thursday morning at the Trois-Rivières courthouse.

Keaven Dubois, 34, was charged Thursday morning with sexual assault as well as of having committed acts of a sexual nature with a person with a mental or physical disability at the CHSLD Cooke, in Trois-Rivières.

The Trifluvien is accused of having committed these acts while he was in a position of authority or trust. The alleged victim is a resident of the long-term care center (CHSLD).

Keaven Dubois was employed by the Integrated University Health and Social Services Center of the Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec (CIUSSS MCQ) in this establishment in when the acts of which he is accused were allegedly committed.

Keaven Dubois, 34, faces two charges of a sexual nature.

The man was released pending further proceedings. He will have to return to court on January 25, 2023.

Until then, he is subject to certain conditions, such as not communicating with the alleged victim as well as all members of the CHSLD Cooke staff except his immediate superior, not going to the CHSLD Cooke or any other CHSLD , not to seek employment that would place him in a position of authority with elderly or vulnerable people and not to house or temporarily accommodate an elderly or vulnerable person in his home.

The facts alleged would have occurred on November 22. Keaven Dubois was arrested the next day by Trois-Rivières police.

The CIUSSS MCQ fired him and offered assistance to staff members following a x27;an unacceptable situation regarding abuse of a resident.

271 Every one who commits a sexual assault is guilty:

(a) either of an indictable offense punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or, if the plaintiff is under sixteen years of age, imprisonment for a maximum of fourteen years, the minimum penalty being one year.

153.1 (1) Any person who is in a position of authority or trust vis-à-vis a person with a mental or physical disability or in respect of whom the latter is in a situation of dependence and who, for sexual purposes, engages or incites the person disabled to touch her, herself or a third party, without her consent, directly or indirectly, with any part of the body or with any object is guilty:

a) either d 'an indictable offense punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

Source : Criminal Code of Canada

With information from Amélie Desmarais

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