Thursday, June 1, 2023

Sexual assault in the army: ex-corporal wants out of prison

The 37-year-old sexually assaulted three female soldiers for whom Valcartier was an instructor in the summer of 2018.

The lawyers accuse the judge that the model has admitted his guilt, regardless of the consequences received by the client.

During the observations of the sentences on March 9, Me Kamy Pelletier-Khamphinith said that he regretted that Mr. Boissel-Caron had withdrawn his medals in addition to the expelled army, to which the judge replied that it was too small.

L’avocate Kamy Pelletier-Khamphinith

Photo: Radio-Canada

The consequences already suffered are not “the least of things”, write the lawyers Kamy Pelletier-Khamphinith and Felicis-Antoine T. Doyon in a petition to the Court of Appeal.

On the other hand, the consequences have an “impact on capacity” [d’Hubert Boissel-Caron] leading a productive life in the community,” they insist, citing a legal case.

Me Pelletier-Khamphinith had requested a conditional discharge for the excorporeals who indulged in touching all twenty of their victims. These attacks were carried out in an impromptu massacre during an exercise in which Hubert Boissel-Caron was in a position of authority.

Judge Johannes Asselin imposed a prison sentence instead of the 18 months requested by the prosecution.

Dressed in a loincloth and with a black hat that hides his eyes, the man walks with his head down.

Me Kamy Pelletier-Khamphinith, following his client Hubert Boissel-Caron (left), in October 2022.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Yannick Bergeron

The defense also requested that the ex-servant could serve his sentence in the community, if he rejected the petition for acquittal in court.

“However, the trial court did not err in applying the principle of restraint when considering a community prison sentence.” »

– Sentencing from Excerpts from the motion of Hubert Boissel-Caron’s lawyers

Not only did Judge Asselin reject the mission request, but he also made an appeals decision in the case of Simon Houle, an architect, to reject the possibility of community sentencing.

Defense lawyers intend to demonstrate at the Court of Appeal that Judge Asselin gave too much rigidity to the Court’s ideas. [l’affaire] Howl.

Hubert Boissel-Caron will ask for his release on Wednesday while he waits for the appeals court to consider his case.

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