Brandon Poulin has been declared fit to deal with the court process.
The young man has been charged with a slew of computer luring charges against two teenage girls in Gatineau and Sherbrooke, as well as sexual acts on the teenager last week.
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The court ordered that he be assessed on his fitness.
“Following your interview with Dr. Forget, I can conclude that you seem to understand the charges, that you are able to discuss with your lawyer and the possible legal consequences. I declare you fit, “said Judge Paul Dunnigan of the Court of Quebec, Thursday, at the courthouse in Sherbrooke.
Seventeen charges were laid against Brandon Poulin. The 20-year-old has reportedly contacted two teenage girls under the age of 14 on the Internet in recent months. Brandon Poulin is said to have contacted a 13-year-old girl from Gatineau and a 14-year-old from Sherbrooke. He would have held conversations with them sexually.
With the alleged victim of Sherbrooke, he even had a meeting. During this “appointment”, he allegedly committed a sexual assault.
The judge imposed severe conditions for his release.
The accused will not be able to use the Internet, and all devices providing access to it will not be able to contact the alleged victims or be alone with minors, or in places where there may be persons under 16 and to be within 25 meters of these locations.
He must respect a curfew and not consume alcohol or drugs.
An amount of $ 500 has been deposited to ensure compliance with the conditions.
The conditions of release were issued following recommendations made in the psychiatric report regarding his fitness to appear.
It is Me Jessyca Duval of legal aid who defends the accused, while Me Joanny Saint-Pierre represents the Crown.
The file has been postponed to May 24th.
The charges range from computer luring of minors, sexual touching, sexual assault to sexual contact and the possession, acquisition and production of child pornography.
The actions allegedly occurred between July 2017 and April 2018.
The SPS worked closely with the cybercrime specialists of the Sûreté du Québec in this case.
Any information regarding Brandon Poulin can be contacted at the SPS Inquiries Division at 819-821-5555.