A sex maniac with “very disturbing” behavior continues to be a danger for the children despite close surveillance by the prison authorities, who propose that new charges be filed against him quickly.
Rarely has the Parole Board of Canada been so concerned about a sex offender who has served the full sentence. Although he is declared a long-term offender, despite being placed on the sex offender registry and under a long-term supervision order, Yvon St-Amand continues to be a danger to the children.
Arrested for the first time in 2012 while spying on a 14-year-old teenager, the Beauport resident was pinned with a real sexual arsenal in his bag: petrolatum, latex gloves, sleeping pills and six audio cassettes of cries of female enjoyment.
Once arrested, his wife also filed a complaint.
She was raped multiple times after being drugged, and was beaten with a brick by the accused. The victim had also witnessed sexual acts with their dog.
However, as soon as she was released from prison, St-Amand was sheltered by the mother of an eight-year-old girl whom he sexually assaulted several times.
Sentenced to three years in penitentiary, the 58-year-old man was released on March 8 while the authorities knew he had a “low” reintegration potential and a high risk of re-offending.
St-Amand has cognitive weaknesses, “borderline intelligence”, speech difficulties and illiteracy. The man was quickly fired as a diver in a restaurant.
Particularly attracted by girls aged 8 to 14, the offender finally has very few limits to satisfy his deviance, says his psychological assessment.
Thus, a “calendar with pictures of children” and a “set to make children’s bracelets” were discovered in his personal effects. Even more, a bag containing sex toys, including a “vibrator” for masturbating, was found along with a DVD titled Teenage Sodomy.
Illiterate, he said he had not been able to read the title. Yet, a Duo-Tang with hand-written sexual scripts has been found. Given the multitude of breaches, the Commission recommends that new charges for non-compliance be filed in court.