Abuse of trust: a police officer have not done anything criminal

News 2 February, 2018
  • Photo Pierre-Paul Poulin
    Réal Lemay, accused

    Claudia Berthiaume

    Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:05

    Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:05

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    An investigator from the North Shore, accused of abuse of confidence feared more than anything that his wife discovered that he was cheating on her with a suspicious, but believes that it has done nothing criminal.

    “Me, I had done nothing wrong. My priority was that my wife does not know it. My boss meet me, it didn’t bother me “, testified Réal Lemay on Thursday.

    Between may and October 2014, the investigator of the Régie intermunicipale de police Thérèse-De Blainville has been having an affair with a woman he arrested on the scene of a pot plantation.

    He would also have shared with her information about the case of production of cannabis and other investigations.

    On Thursday, the man, 46-year-old told the judge Michèle Toupin to have had only three sexual relations with Nancy Asselin during this period.

    All of his other visits to the suspect were intended to reassure or explain to him the functioning of the judicial process, he argued.

    Cross-examination by Me Simon Blais, of the Crown, the former police officer maintained that he saw Ms. Asselin as a ” friend “.

    If Dir Lemay told his lover to keep their relationship secret, it was because he ” did not have the means to pay for another pension “, he noted.

    He already had children and his new spouse was on the point of giving birth.

    “My past life was a tissue of lies and half-truths. I cheated on all my wives “, has he shown down in tears.


    Réal Lemay, however, had considered the possibility that his actions led to the police ethics committee.

    For the defense, it is before this administrative tribunal as the accused should be judged, and not in criminal court.

    “There are penalties to be very severe in ethics also. […] If he is acquitted here, it is not out of the woods, ” said the lawyer, Cynthia Lacombe.

    ► The Crown will present its case Monday, at the palais de justice in Saint-Jérôme.