Sexual assault: a grandfather unmasked after transmitting herpes to his 6-year-old granddaughter

Sexual assault: a grandfather unmasked after transmitting herpes to his 6-year-old granddaughter
Sexual assault: a grandfather unmasked after transmitting herpes to his 6-year-old granddaughter

A grandfather unmasked after transmitting herpes to his 6-year-old granddaughter finally confessed to the sexual assault, which will earn him at least a year in prison.

“The little girl was in pain, she had difficulty sitting up and urinating,” Ms.e Carolyne Paquin of the Crown, while the accused pleaded guilty this week at the Montreal courthouse.

The 64-year-old grandfather, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, committed his crime last April. While babysitting the girl, he took the opportunity to sexually assault her.

The accused hoped that the child would remain silent. However, in the following days, she complained of pain. Then, on her way home from school, she told her parents that she had difficulty sitting up.

Worried, they took her to Sainte-Justine Hospital, and that’s where the diagnosis was made: it was type 1 herpes. And the subsequent analyzes were definitive, she had caught this virus around the time the grandfather babysat her.

An investigation was thus launched, which made it possible to discover that the accused was carrying the virus.

Arrested for sexual assault on a minor under the age of 16 and for sexual interference, the sixty-year-old finally pleaded guilty this week. At the request of the Crown and Mr.e Michael Morena, of the defense, he will have to submit to psychological and sexological evaluations.

He will return to court next spring for sentencing.

The article is in French

Canada

Tags: Sexual assault grandfather unmasked transmitting herpes #6yearold granddaughter

PREV The “rebellion” of Caufield and Suzuki
NEXT The Mode+Design Festival becomes MAD