Magog pedophile gets 5 years
Arrested by the Magog Municipal Police on November 15th, last year, and detained ever since, Théo Houle, a 35 year-old man, decided to plead guilty to all the charges laid against him for sexual contact and for invitations for sexual touching. In return, the Crown Attorney, André Campagna, agreed to drop the charges for sexual assault against Houle. The crimes were committed against a 9 year-old girl over a period of nine months in 2009. Lawyer Campagna and defense lawyer Patrick Fréchette both suggested that a five year sentence would be appropriate. Judge Michel Beauchemin gave it his approval. The investigation in this sordid affair was led by detective Yvan Bélanger of the Magog Police.
Théo Houle has a pending file in Gaspé for a sexual assault on a youngster. It was, in this particular case, a onetime event. Even if he should eventually plead guilty to the charge, it would not extend his five year sentence. When Houle comes out of jail, he will be prohibited from possessing firearms for a 10 year period and, for the next 20 years, he will be listed as a sex offender. He also had to provide bodily samples for DNA purposes. Before last November, Théo Houle had no criminal record and was unknown by the Magog police.