Friday, March 25, 2016

‘I’m going to pervert you’: Surprise witness emerges at trial of author accused of seducing young fan

MONTREAL — A Quebec Court judge will decide on Tuesday whether to accept evidence from a surprise witness in the trial of a popular author of books for young teenagers who is accused of sexually assaulting a minor who was a fan.

Maxime Roussy, 40, faces 11 sex-related charges involving a minor including luring a child through the Internet, sexual assault, sexual interference and inviting a minor to touch him in a sexual manner. He entered a not-guilty plea to all of the charges when his trial began on March 7.

At the time of his arrest, in April 2011, he was the author of books published in French such as Le Blogue de Namasté and Pakkal, which were very popular in Quebec with young teenagers and preteens. He was also married with three children with his wife and had had another child through a previous relationship.

The alleged victim in the case has testified she first had sex with Roussy when she was 14 and that he convinced her to play a submissive role while he practised sado-masochistic sex acts with her on 11 occasions between 2008 and 2010. She testified she decided to end the relationship when she realized Roussy likely wouldn’t leave his wife for her.  (more...)

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