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The passport photo of Emmanuel Foster, a sex tourism enthusiast.

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Numerous specialized therapies and even chemical castration treatment were not enough to contain the urges of an amateur pedophile sex tourism.

To counter the danger he represents, a judge declared Emmanuel Foster a dangerous offender, the most important measure provided for in the Criminal Code.

He will thus be subject to close supervision for 10 years, in addition to the 8-year prison sentence imposed on him at the Quebec courthouse on January 22.

The 50-year-old accused is now declared a dangerous offender for the safety of children.

A quote from Christian Boulet, judge at the Court of Quebec during the sentencing

Foster moved to Quebec in 2018 after being convicted numerous times for sex crimes, his first assault on a boy dating back to the early 1990s.

He had to upload two images of child pornography to Instagram in 2020 for the authorities to be alerted, which led to a search of his home.

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Investigators found computer equipment containing 134 images and 331 videos exposing boys ages 5-12. Several files showed children having sexual relations with each other, or with adults.

It is in the face of this new recidivism that the prosecution requested an assessment to have Foster declared a dangerous offender.

Psychologist Marc-André Lamontagne, from the Institut-Pinel, carried out his analysis and concluded that the pedophile falls into the highest risk category high recidivism.

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Psychologist Marc-André Lamontagne evaluated Emmanuel Foster.

His Criminal records show he was sentenced to a year in prison in 1994 for sexual interference.

In the early 2000s, while he was visiting a public pool and babysitting 10- and 11-year-old children, authorities became concerned.

Emmanuel Foster finally agreed to sign a peace mandate for a period of two years, imposing conditions on him to limit the risks of see committing a new offense.

When this measure expired, Foster looked after the three children of a couple he had befriended. He took the opportunity to sexually assault the three victims, aged under 10.

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Me Geneviève Corriveau represents the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) in the Emmanuel Foster case.

On the occasion of this crime , he had been declared a long-term offender, another unenvious label, but less restrictive than that of dangerous offender.

Emmanuel Foster was then subject to a five-year supervision order, during which he failed to comply with all of his conditions.

At the At the end of the 2000s, after undergoing hormonal treatment, he left the residence where he was assigned. He took advantage of a 15-minute exit right to disappear into nature. His run will end after a new arrest.

His supervision order — and the psychological monitoring that accompanies it — ended in 2014. Less than 4 months later, the pedophile found himself again in a public swimming pool. He also kept young boys aged 10 and 11, earning him a further six-month prison sentence.

In addition to hormonal treatment aimed at reducing his libido, Foster underwent several therapies which did not allow him to control himself.

Nothing works. Emmanuel Foster admitted to psychologist Lamontagne that after his arrival in Quebec, he consulted child pornography compulsively.

He x27;indulges in his vice every day. During the week, he consults and exchanges files two to three times a day, which takes up up to 1 hour 30 minutes of his time, daily.

On weekends, he can devote up to 12 hours a day to his deviant passion.

The prosecution also submitted the passport as evidence of the sex offender, who increased the number of trips to the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba.

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Emmanuel Foster made several trips to the Dominican Republic.

Emmanuel Foster made several trips to the Dominican Republic.

Photo album: Pages from Emmanuel Foster's passport.

During his evaluation by the psychologist, Foster admitted to paying for sexual services during his travels. He even adds that he was suspected of sexual offenses against minors, without having been formally accused.

He specifies that they were adult prostitutes, but cannot be completely certain, because he never took steps to ensure this, we can read in the report of the psychologist.

Faced with all these worrying elements, the prosecutor Me Geneviève Corriveau requested that Foster be sentenced to an indeterminate term, as only a dangerous offender can be imposed.

A statistical report from Public Safety Canada indicates that there have been 137 people designated dangerous offenders in Quebec, between 1978 and 2021.

Judge Christian Boulet declared Emmanuel Foster a dangerous offender, but chose to impose a 10-year supervision period which will follow an 8-year detention sentence.

The magistrate ruled out the imposition of an indeterminate sentence, due to Foster's age, having just turned 50.

The judge justifies the less severe measure by the reduction in risk according to the estimated age of the accused at the time of his return to the community.

Emmanuel Foster's name will be on the sex offenders' register for the rest of his life. The Court also prohibits him for the rest of his life from going to public places frequented by children, such as parks and public swimming pools.

During the legal process, he indicated his intention to settle in the Montreal area upon the expiration of his sentence, to participate in a Correctional Service of Canada treatment program or with a prisoner. other specialized organizations.

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