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Quebec woman who carried on relationship with young child avoids jail time

Posted On: Jan 17, 2019   |   Posted By: National Post

MONTREAL - A Montreal-area woman who carried on an intense, inappropriate relationship with a young girl despite numerous efforts to get her to stop will avoid further jail time.
Virginia Genevrier, 40, was sentenced Thursday after previously pleading guilty to one count of transmitting sexually explicit material to a minor and two counts of breaching a peace bond.
“How could a woman of this age, married and a mother, develop over time a special relationship to that point with an adolescent who was 12 years old at the time?” Quebec court Judge Helene Morin asked as she handed down a sentence in a case she described as “unique.”
The judge noted that efforts by the girl's school, her family, the police and the judiciary all failed to stop Genevrier's behaviour. “The accused interfered in a totally inappropriate way in the life of this girl, and this is what must be denounced,” she said.
Genevrier was found to have had a relationship with a girl, now 16, whom she met while working as a lunch monitor at her...

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