Spread the love

Sex offender sentenced to 8 years in prison

Open in full screen mode

The photo passport of Emmanuel Foster, a sex tourism enthusiast.

  • Yannick Bergeron (View profile)Yannick Bergeron< /li>

Speech synthesis, based on artificial intelligence, makes it possible to generate spoken text from 'a written text.

Many specialized therapies and even chemical castration treatment do not have enough to contain the urges of a pedophile, a fan of sex tourism.

To counter the danger that' ;#x27;he represents, a judge declared Emmanuel Foster a dangerous offender, the most important measure provided for in the Criminal Code.

He will thus be subject to close supervision for 10 years, in addition to the 8-year prison sentence imposed on him at the Quebec courthouse on January 22.

50-year-old accused now declared dangerous offender for the safety of children.

A quote from Christian Boulet, judge at the Court of Quebec during the sentencing

Foster moved to Quebec in 2018 after being convicted numerous times for sex crimes, his first assault on a boy dating back to the early 1990s.

He had to upload two images of child pornography to Instagram in 2020 for the authorities to were alerted, which led to a search of his home.

LoadingGaza: Israel claims to have found a Hamas tunnel under UNRWA HQ

ELSEWHERE ON NEWS: Gaza: Israel claims to have found a Hamas tunnel under the UNRWA HQ

Investigators found computer equipment there containing 134 images and 331 videos depicting boys aged 5 to 12. Several files showed children having sex with each other, or with adults.

C' Faced with this new recidivism, the prosecution requested an evaluation so that Foster could be declared a dangerous offender.

Psychologist Marc-André Lamontagne, from the Institut-Pinel, carried out his analysis and concluded that the pedophile falls into the category of highest risk of recidivism.

Open in full screen mode

Psychologist Marc-André Lamontagne evaluated Emmanuel Foster.

His criminal record shows that he was sentenced to a year in prison in 1994 for sexual interference.

In the early 2000s, while attending a public pool and babysitting children aged 10 and 11, the authorities became concerned.

Emmanuel Foster had finally agreed to sign a two-year peace mandate, imposing conditions to limit the risks of seeing him commit a new offense.

When the measure expired, Foster looked after the three children of a couple he had befriended. He took the opportunity to sexually assault the three victims, aged under 10.

Open in full screen mode

Me Geneviève Corriveau represents the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) in the Emmanuel Foster case.

À On the occasion of this crime, he had been declared a long-term offender, another less envious label, but less restrictive than that of dangerous offender.

Emmanuel Foster was then subject to a five-year supervision order, during which he failed to comply with all of his conditions.

At the end of the 2000s, while undergoing hormonal treatment, he left the residence where he was assigned. He took advantage of a 15-minute exit right to evaporate into nature. His run will end after a new arrest.

His surveillance order — and the psychological follow-up that followed him&#x27 ;accompanies — ended in 2014. Less than 4 months later, the pedophile found himself again in a public swimming pool. He also kept young boys aged 10 and 11, earning him a further six-month prison sentence.

In addition to hormonal treatment aimed at reducing his libido, Foster underwent several therapies which did not allow him to control yourself.

Nothing happens. Emmanuel Foster admitted to psychologist Lamontagne that after his arrival in Quebec, he consulted child pornography compulsively.

He indulges in his vice every day. During the week, he consults and exchanges files two to three times a day, which takes up up to 1 hour 30 minutes of his time, daily.

On weekends, he can devote up to 12 hours a day to his deviant passion.

The prosecution also entered into evidence the passport of the sex offender, who traveled extensively to the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba.

< p class="Text-sc-340badc1-0 gBuZpI">1/3

Emmanuel Foster made several trips to the Dominican Republic.

Emmanuel Foster made several trips to the Dominican Republic.< /p>Photo album: Pages from Emmanuel Foster's passport.

During his evaluation by the psychologist, Foster confessed having paid for sexual services while traveling. He even adds that he was suspected of sexual offenses against minors, without having been formally accused.

He specifies that they were adult prostitutes, but not to be completely certain, because he never took steps to ensure this, we can read in the psychologist's report.

Faced with all these worrying elements, prosecutor Me Geneviève Corriveau requested that Foster be sentenced to an indeterminate term, which only a dangerous offender can be imposed.

A statistical report from Public Safety Canada indicates that there have been 137 people designated dangerous offenders in Quebec, between 1978 and 2021.

Judge Christian Boulet declared Emmanuel Foster a dangerous offender, but chose to impose a 10-year supervision period following a sentence detention of 8 years.

The magistrate ruled out the imposition of an indeterminate sentence, due to Foster's age, having just turned 50.

The judge justifies the less severe measure by the reduction in risk according to the estimated age of the accused at the time of his return to the community.

Emmanuel Foster's name will be placed on the sex offender registry for the rest of his days. The Court also prohibits him for the rest of his life from going to public places frequented by children, such as parks and public swimming pools.

During the legal process, he indicated his intention to settle in the Montreal area at the end of his sentence, to participate in a treatment program for Correctional Service of Canada or other specialized organizations.

  • Yannick Bergeron (View profile)Yannick BergeronFollow
Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116