Twenty months in prison for an ex-ambulance worker who touched a minor

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Twenty months in prison for a former paramedic who touched a minor

Roger Montplaisir at the Trois-Rivières courthouse (archives)

Former paramedic Roger Montplaisir was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Monday at the Trois-Rivières courthouse. The septuagenarian had been found guilty of six counts of a sexual nature against a minor under the age of 16.

Judge Jacques Trudel therefore complied with the recommendation of the two parties who agreed on a sentence of 20 months in prison.

The man will be placed on the sex offenders register and will have to meet several conditions, including not being alone in the presence of young people under the age of 16 and not being in a park where children under the age of 16 can bathe. 16 years old. He will also be prohibited from working or volunteering in a place where he would be in a position of authority over children.

He will also have to undertake sex therapy and provide a DNA sample.

This is not the end of this case, however, since the accused has appealed the verdict and could regain his freedom pending proceedings. Crown prosecutor Me Catherine Lacoursière also affirms that she would not oppose his release if the request were made by the defense.

When of his trial, Roger Montplaisir had chosen to testify and had categorically denied the acts of which he was accused. The victim accused him of having sexually assaulted her on several occasions.

The alleged acts took place over a period of four years, from 2015 to 2019. The actions were not taken as part of his work as an ambulance driver.

The man was formally charged in December 2019 and pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.

With information from Raphaël Brouillette

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