29 January 2008

Child Molester to Face Dangerous Offender Assessment

Hopefully he will indeed be deemed a dangerous offender so that he can never again come into contact with children.

Pedophile to get risk assessment
By STEVE BRUCE Staff Reporter Tue. Jan 29 - 5:50 AM
A Dartmouth man with seven convictions for molesting children has been ordered to undergo a dangerous-offender assessment.
Roger Edouard Mercier, 39, pleaded guilty last week to sexually assaulting a young boy between Sept. 1, 2006, and Jan. 23, 2007, and failing to comply with a police undertaking to stay away from anyone under 16.
In Halifax provincial court on Monday, Judge Castor Williams granted a Crown application to have Mr. Mercier remanded to the East Coast Forensic Hospital in Dartmouth for 60 days so doctors can assess his level of risk to reoffend.
The result of the assessment will determine whether the Crown applies to have the pedophile declared a dangerous offender and imprisoned indefinitely.

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