Dugbeh will challenge the five-year minimum
Blessing Dugbeh will challenge the five-year minimum sentence for a 15-year-old girl gang rape in February 2017.
D aced Claire Desgens judge of the Quebec Court of Monday the defense lawyer Guy Plourde disclosed his mandate on the sentence.
“I intend to challenge the minimum sentence. I will send the notice to the Attorney General, “said defense lawyer Guy Plourde.
Comments on the sentence could be given at the end of August at the Sherbrooke courthouse. The date will be officially fixed on June 19th.
Detained since his arrest in April 2018, Dugbeh must have been sentenced to at least five years in prison since he was convicted of sexual assault in a group of persons under 16 years of age. This temporary detention is calculated in time and a half.
In addition to gang rape, the 21-year-old man was found guilty of sexual contact on a minor, incitement to sexual touching a minor for the events of February 12, 2017 as well as death threats and criminal harassment. between February and April 2018.
It was after the invitation of a friend for a chilling that the victim went to the house where the actions occurred.
The complainant stated that she did not want to orgy when viewing pornographic images.
The judge mentions that the teenagers, in addition to Dugbeh, arrived “like a flock” in the room where the gestures took place.
The victim repeated that she did not consent to sexual acts.
The judge finds that the victim testified that two guys grabbed his hands and that Dugbeh took her head by forcing him to give him a blowjob.
Desgens J. had described the events for which Dugbeh was convicted as troubling.
“That a gang of boys regardless of nationality, color, age, affiliation or religion may have thought, in our time, that two 15-year-old girls, one of whom was going for the first time in housing where there were young people she barely knew, may want to participate in this type of collective orgy without the matter being discussed beforehand or that it consents in a formal way, express and unambiguous is extremely worrying “, Said Judge Claire Desgens in its decision made in early May.
Dugbeh was also convicted of death threats for putting a message with a gun on his Snapchat story and the message “We do not call 911, we use” with two rifle emoticons.
Blessing Dugbeh did not testify at his trial.
Also charged with serious, life-threatening sexual assaults on three alleged minor victims, Dugbeh dropped his bail hearing on the charges for these alleged acts between May 2016 and September 2017.
These charges against three teenage girls under the age of 16 also include minimum five-year sentences for each of the alleged victims.
The evidence at the 21-year-old man’s trial in March revealed he was HIV-positive, which is why he was accused of putting the alleged victims at risk.
Following the guilty verdict against him, Dugbeh was charged with seven new charges against three complainants.
It is Marie-Ève Phaneuf who represents the Crown.