SAGUENAY | former school bus driver, Bernard Gaudreault has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, Wednesday, at the palace of justice of Saguenay.
The one who has also worked for many years as a volunteer within the scout Association Saint-Honoré, in the Saguenay, was found to have committed the inappropriate touching and sexual assault against six young girls. The victims were aged 8 to 14 years old at the time of the abuse.
Gaudreault has committed his actions between 1997 and 2018 in the context of a family for some complainants, while the others were members of the boy scouts Association.
His victims were in the courtroom during the sentencing.
“Personally, I find that this is not enough… For us, the victims, there is no sentence that will ever be enough to amount to the suffering that we had. With all the evil it has done, it is impossible just two and a half years,” said one of the victims, when questioned by TVA News.
She was hoping for a harsher sentence for the one who has marked his life forever.
“The legacy, it’s going to be their whole life… The award will not correct all of the aftereffects that it has made to young people. They can take comfort from the sentence a little, but it remains that he has destroyed lives poor. It is unforgivable,” said the father of two other victims.
The group leader of the boy scouts Association in Saint-Honoré, Cyndie Leblanc, has followed all the legal process. She wants to still have seen nothing.
“Finally, we will be able to breathe. We will be able to turn the page, open another book. This is not because a person has done wrong to the scout movement that it is necessary to take all these people and put them in the same basket”, she said.
Bernard Gaudreault has taken the path to the penitentiary. It will be registered, to life, to the registry of sexual predators.