Pastor Claude Guillot writes off the Court of Appeal

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The Pastor Claude Guillot writes off the Court of Appeal

After seven years of legal proceedings, Pastor Guillot's criminal case is finally over.

Pastor Claude Guillot during his incarceration, December 1, 2022

Pastor Claude Guillot accepts his punishment. He decided not to appeal his case.

On December 1, Judge Christian Boulet sentenced Guillot to eight years in prison for abusing five children.

The magistrate then indicated that no religion authorizes those who believe in it and practice it to abuse and torture a child.

The 72-year-old man years, who ran a clandestine Bible school in the basement of his residence in Quebec City, hoped to get away with a sentence of less than three years.

Despite everything, the Baptist pastor, who multiplied physical and psychological punishments on young students, accepts his fate.

His lawyer confirmed to Radio-Canada that the Court of Appeal did not x27; was not arrested.

Lawyer Susan Corriveau, followed by Pastor Claude Guillot in 2017

C' is finished , was satisfied to answer Me Susan Corriveau, without wanting to give more details.

This decision finally puts an end to the legal process which has stretched over seven years.

Marc Levasseur breathed a big sigh of relief when Radio-Canada told him the news.

We always expect the worst, explained the man who was beaten with a wooden paddle by Guillot while attending La bonne semence school in Victoriaville, in the 80s.

We have a big piece which is really, really finished, noted Mr. Levasseur with satisfaction.

Josh Seanosky and Marc Levasseur at the Quebec courthouse in September 2022

I'm happy, also commented Josh Seanosky, who expected such an outcome.

He reminds us that Guillot had also chosen not to wear his guilty verdict on appeal.

Happy with the outcome, the young man now wants to focus on his civil suit.

J&#x27 I have a very solid case, assures John Seanosky, who is suing Claude Guillot and Baptist churches for more than $5 million.

Other victims of the pastor have also sued class action.

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