An 83-year-old man from Magog was sentenced to spend the next two years behind bars for sexual acts.
The octogenarian has recognized sexual acts on three victims between 2010 and 2017.
The individual enjoyed visits to grandchildren by marriage to sexually assault them. The accused was the spouse of the children’s grandmother.
A publication ban prevents him from being named so as not to identify the victims.
The individual has recognized gestures of sexual touching a dozen times about a boy while sleeping, about twenty times on a girl too when she slept and voyeurism in the bath for the third victim.
It is the denunciation of one of the children which made it possible to discover the pot with the roses.
The 83-year-old recognized all the gestures during the interrogation conducted by the Régie de police Memphrémagog.
The parents of the children spoke to the accused before the sentence was imposed.
“You hurt us so much. As soon as I had a little joy, there was that coming back. I realized some of what you can be. There are many things we do not know about you. I will never forgive you for the harm you have done to our family. Everyone was sad because of you. You stole the innocence of my children, “said the mother of the victims.
“You do not realize what you did. The children are traumatized. I feel guilty for not having seen that. But it’s your fault, it’s not my fault. You stole the childhood memories of my children. You stole everything. It has been difficult, but now we are looking forward. My mother is now well and fulfilled without you. We are all happy that you are no longer part of the family. You did not deserve us. You are not a grandfather. Now we are going to think that you are a liar, a manipulator, that you are selfish and disordered. It’s not just the drink that caused that. I made sure your family knew what you did, “said the mother of the victims
The sentence of two years in prison was imposed by Judge Conrad Chapdelaine of the Court of Quebec following a joint suggestion of the defense lawyer Me Mélissa Gilbert and the criminal prosecutor Me Marie-Line Ducharme .
Probation was imposed as well as a ban on contact with victims and their families.