A dispatcher from 911 will not be able to return to his / her employment as he hoped, because he was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail for a sexual assault committed against a police of the north crown of Montreal.
“The accused was working in a police environment where the rule of law is paramount and where the individual conduct must reflect this, said the judge Paul Chevalier condemning Frédéric Guénette-Mégélas to 90 days of detention. He acted in full possession of his faculties, to satisfy his sexual urges without worrying about any harm it could cause on its victim. “
The father of the family of 38-year-old was found guilty of having committed a sexual assault there about a year, but he has appealed the verdict.
He hoped to get a conditional discharge as the sentence, because it is impossible to be a dispatcher in the 911 with a criminal record.
However, the magistrate pointed out that the crime committed was too serious and that such an option would be contrary to the public interest.
“A reasonable person, well informed would be difficult to be granted an absolute discharge to a person to the moral culpability high, having committed a serious crime, and has not shown any signs of rehabilitation,” said Monday the judge Knight, at the palais de justice in Saint-Jérôme.
In July 2017, the victim went to a party pool with fellow officers, which Guénette-Mégélas was also involved.
Tired and a bit éméchée by alcohol, the young woman, that you can’t identify because of a publication ban, went to rest in the basement during the evening.
Guénette-Mégélas made advances to the victim for at least a year, even if he has a wife, also a police officer.
He complimentait often via text messages, and had even invited her to spend the night with him, a proposal which was declined.
At the party well watered, the dispatcher took advantage of the sleep of the victim to slide his hand into the bottom of her swimsuit, while trying to kiss her.
She woke up, with horror, and was pushed out.
“The most devastating, it is of me to be inside [the fingers]. Being waken up the same, without seeing, without context, without physically see the benchmarks to try to recover. A penetration, it is the intrusion of the most complete that we can imagine, ” testified the victim before the court, last month.
Struggling with significant psychological sequelae, it has not yet resumed his work of patrouilleuse.
At trial, the accused has denied to block these actions, but the judge Knight didn’t believe him.
– With the collaboration of Claudia Berthiaume