Criminal law, Quebec, Quebec Court of Appeal, Rulings
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Elderly pedophile to serve sentence in nursing home

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 Quebec Appeal Court yields pointed guidance over the sentencing of infirm elderly offenders at a time when Canada’s prison population is becoming greyer.

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This story was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily.

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