The record of sexual assault with a weapon against the former politician André Boisclair has been presented to the court for the first time on Tuesday morning, so as to prohibit the publication of the name of the alleged victim.
The application made by the Crown at the palais de justice of Montreal was quickly granted, although it is now prohibited to disclose the identity of the person who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Boisclair, in January 2014.
Usually, this kind of request is made at the first court appearance. However, in this case, the prosecution has seen fit to pre-empt the request, since the file will not return to the court by mid-July.
Boisclair, 54 years old, was absent from the courtroom, as his lawyer.
Last week, the former star of the policy had caused a shock wave when a warrant of arrest referred to had been launched against him for sexual crimes that would have occurred in Montreal, just after the end of his term as delegate general of Québec in New York.
The other person involved
The next day, Boisclair was presented in a police station to be fingerprinted and his photograph of an accused person. He stayed there for a little over three hours and made no declaration when leaving the premises.
The mandate also stated that he would have committed the sexual assault with a weapon, as well as with the involvement of an unidentified third party.
Questioned at the exit of the courtroom, the prosecutor did not want to give details on this person.
“Currently, there is no accusation against anyone else,” just tell Me Luke Pagé.
If he is found guilty, Boisclair risk a maximum of 14 years ‘ imprisonment, as well as a registration on the register of sex offenders.
The former leader of the Parti québécois resigned Friday from his post of CEO at the urban development Institute of Quebec, which it had occupied since 2016.