Hypocrisy found hiding behind UN ruling in Canadian court case

“During his trial in the fall of 2011, court heard that Myette entered his victim’s bedroom while she was sleeping and began to “digitally penetrate” her. When she awoke and screamed for him to stop, he pushed her back down on her bed and continued his assault. Crown prosecutors also told the court that at the time Myette was “consuming alcohol to intoxication on a daily basis” and that he turned “into a different person when he is intoxicated.”

Much of the coverage of Judge Heather Lamoureux’s very lenient sentence has rightly focused on the fact that in a rare instance, a Canadian court has used a United Nations treaty as an excuse to give a convict a lighter sentence than Canadian law would dictate.”

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