Four years in prison for a predator

News 13 December, 2017
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    Mark Villeneuve apologized and has said they want to undertake therapies.

    Michael Nguyen

    Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:32

    Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:32

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    A predator who took advantage of single mothers to sexually assault their young girls has been sentenced to a little more than four years of prison, Wednesday, in front of the relatives of the victims, completely demolished.

    “He has taken away the taste to trust, we have taken away the joy of living with someone “, testified in tears, the mother of one of the victims, Wednesday, at the palais de justice of Montreal.

    The woman, whose identity is protected by the tribunal, suffers emotionally all the consequences of the crimes of Mark Villeneuve had had on his life and that of her daughter.

    The same way you do

    Villeneuve, 41, is operated always in the same way. He targeted single mothers, gaining their trust, and then indulged in sex on their girls. In all, he has committed assaults on four young girls. In the case of a small of two years, he had even produced the child pornography.

    During a search of his computer equipment, the police officers had found hundreds of photos of child pornography.

    “I’m torn down, it will never leave my head, for his part, explained the sister of one of the victims. There is a sense of guilt, as if what had happened was our fault. “

    Another mother of a victim, for his part, claimed to have lost all confidence in the other.

    “[Villeneuve], we were really destroyed, she said, repressing her tears. I do not trust people any more, I’m wary of my loved ones. But for my children, I try to be strong… “


    Villeneuve has listened to all of the evidence in keeping the head low. He then took the floor to apologize.

    “I would have had to have more control over myself, I have broken the trust of these families, I hurt for the children and their families, there is no excuse for what I did “, he said.

    The sexual predator then stated that he wished to initiate therapies to ensure ” that this never happens again “.

    “I’m really sorry for what I’ve done, I hope that one day they will be able to apologize “, he concluded.

    At the suggestion of Roxane Laporte Crown and Nada Boumeftah of the defence, Villeneuve was ejected a little more than four years of incarceration. But given the pretrial detention, he still has two years less a day to be served.

    It must, however, comply with a three-year probation during which he will have to follow a therapy and refrain from communicating with young people under 16 years of age.

    It will not be able to occupy a position involving contact with children. It will be inscribed forever on the sex offender registry.