The prosecutor in charge of the case, Me Alex Turcotte, responds to questions from journalists after the appearance.
If found guilty,Both defendants face a fine of up to $5,000 and a maximum prison term of two years less a day.
In an interview on Isabelle Richer's show on RDI, Catherine Fournier said she was relieved that charges were finally laid.
It sends a good message, it means that there is no impunity, that there is an article in the Criminal Code that we intend to enforce for the rights of victims.
A quote from Catherine Fournier
When her identity was revealed, Ms. Fournier recalls that she felt betrayed. She believes that breaking an order has serious consequences on the lives of victims and on their confidence in the judicial system.
Being able to protect one's identity is often what will convince a victim to file a complaint, she says.
During the trial of their aggressor, in November 2022, she reported the breaches of the publication ban to Sûreté du Québec investigators.
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