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Community sentence for elderly Quebec sex offender upheld as ‘exceptional solution’

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 12:34 PM | By Luis Millan

An elderly man who was found guilty of two counts of gross indecency will be allowed to serve his sentence of two years less one day of imprisonment in the community after the Quebec Court of Appeal held that it was “an exceptional case that required an exceptional solution.”

In a decision welcomed by penal and elderly law experts, the Appeal Court ruling provides guidance over the sentencing of infirm elderly offenders at a time when Canada's prison population is becoming greyer.

“Normally the age and...