Sentenced for indecent actions | Former UQAM teacher Benoît St-Onge would not have respected his conditions

by time news

The former UQAM professor who inherited a criminal record this winter for having masturbated for months in front of teenage girls in Outremont is once again in court. Benoît St-Onge is accused of not having respected his conditions of release last year by going to the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie.


Louis-Samuel Perron

Louis-Samuel Perron
Press

An arrest warrant for Benoît St-Onge was filed last week at the Montreal courthouse. The 57-year-old thus faces two counts of failure to comply with a court order. At that time, the former geography professor had still not received his sentence and thus had to comply with several court orders.

According to the mandate, Benoît St-Onge would thus have been within a radius of 500 meters from the Boarding School on September 28, 2020, when he was prohibited from doing so. On the same day, the accused was said to have been in the presence of persons under the age of 16.

However, Benoît St-Onge does not seem to have appeared for these charges yet, according to our research.

While teaching at UQAM, Benoît St-Onge terrorized the students of the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie. In fall 2018 and spring 2019, the elusive “man with an orange bike” repeatedly masturbated in front of teenage girls on their way to school. He resigned from UQAM last summer after pleading guilty to indecent charges.

The former geography professor was sentenced last February to a suspended sentence with two years probation, in addition to being registered for 20 years in the Sex Offender Register. Benoît St-Onge asked for the judge’s leniency to avoid keeping a criminal record

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“It is time for women and girls to be able to walk the streets without fear of falling victim to a man just because of their gender. It is time for men to understand that women are not there to have their sexual urges imposed on them. It is time for the whole of society to understand that any sexual gesture, whatever it is, is unacceptable if it is not consented, ”said Judge Karine Giguère.

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