What is the role of an octogenarian in a loss of autonomy convicted of sexual assault? In prison or in a CHSLD? It is against this background of ethical debate that judge Pierre Simard must decide the sentence of the man of 88 years of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean.
Unveiled Thursday in The Daily life, the story raises several questions of morality. On the one hand, the prison may not deliver the care that the beneficiary needs, but, on the other, it is precisely in a CHSLD that has assaulted another resident.
Called to comment on the case at QUB radio, Friday, the president-director general of the Council for the protection of the sick, Paul Brunet, believes that man’s place is not in a CHSLD. “This is not a prison […] it’s a living environment”, he stressed.
“A mid-life, this is not a place where they keep people attached or fixed against their will because they have committed a crime. I hope that we will make this distinction, because I do not know who pleaded it, but this is not strong,” he continued.
- LISTEN to the full interview of Me Paul Brunet with Vincent Dessureault at QUB radio: