Expelled in France: Piant continues to deny his sexual offenses

Claude-Augste Piant’s stay in Canada is drawing to a close if he has not been sent home already in France.
P iant, who was sentenced to 30 months in prison on a sexual misconduct case with a 15-year-old girl in December 2016 in Sherbrooke, still presents unhealthy thoughts that “support and justify the type of behavior” that led to offenses for which he pleaded guilty.

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Claude-Auguste Piant pleads guilty

Piant was released on May 3 from Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick by the Parole Board of Canada (PBC).

The 62-year-old French national came to Quebec to start a relationship with the teenager.

He admitted his guilt to charges of computer luring, incitement to sexual touching and sexual contact with a person under the age of 16, as well as the production and possession of child pornography and the transmission of material. sexually explicit to a person under 18 years of age.

“According to the information in the file, you maintain that you have not committed any criminal act. Rather, you consider yourself to have been the victim of parental disapproval and the justice system because, in your opinion, your victim was consenting. According to the documentation on file, you show no remorse for your actions or guilt, “said the PBC decision.

The facts alleged against Claude-Auguste Piant occurred between May 2015 and September 2016, after his virtual meeting with the teenager of Sherbrooke on an online gambling site.

Originally from the region of Lorraine in France, Piant was arrested the day after his arrival in Sherbrooke, on the grounds of the family home of the teenager, September 11, 2016. Claude-Auguste Piant confirmed to police that he was ready to have a complete sexual relationship with the teenager he had come to join in Sherbrooke even though he knew she was a minor.

“Although you have no criminal history, your criminal behavior shows that you have shown cognitive distortions that the Commission considers to be severe, in addition to poor management of your sexual drive, as evidenced by the premeditated process. – spread over a few years – by which you have shifted your sexual and emotional needs to a minor girl. The Commission believes that, in addition to poor management of your emotions, you have also succumbed to displaced family values, including your responsibilities as an adult to a person who was vulnerable and who reacted to the actions and will of a person in a position of authority, “says the PBC.

If he returns to Canada, Piant will have to notify the prison authorities. Many conditions of not communicating with minors, not using the Internet and avoiding contact with the victim have been imposed.

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