Accused of sex crimes: former Olympic hopeful Thierry Pellerin will plead guilty in March

Accused of sex crimes: former Olympic hopeful Thierry Pellerin will plead Guilty in March

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In early March, top gymnast and photographer Thierry Pellerin is expected to plead guilty to all of the sex crimes charges brought against him just over a year ago. a year.

At least that's what was announced Friday before Judge Thomas Jacques, when the case of the young athlete returned to court.  

Already, the prosecutor Me Geneviève Corriveau and the defense lawyer have reserved “one day of court time” for March 3, since the lawyers, following the conviction of the accused, will make their observations on the sentence to be imposed on him.  

Recall that it was in July 2020, in Lévis, that the former Olympic hopeful was arrested and then accused for the first time for having committed sexual offenses against young boys.  

Charged with luring and incitement to sexual contact, Pellerin had seen his file swollen six months later when additional charges of production and possession of child pornography and voyeurism had been brought against him.  

Interviewed upon leaving the station by a journalist from TVA, the young man had apologized while adding “to have realized that he had gone too far”.

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