Subway attackers jailed forever

The man who previously paralyzed the subway by spraying a passenger with cayenne pepper was given an indefinite sentence this time for touching the buttocks of two young women who were still on public transport.

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Neither conventional sentencing nor sentencing with subsequent surveillance would adequately protect society from Émile Yombo’s impulsive, aggressive and paranoid behavior, Judge Yvan Poulin said in his sentencing Tuesday at the Montreal courthouse.

The 33-year-old was sentenced to indefinite prison time for sexual assault and declared a dangerous criminal.

This automatically places him under the yoke of the lifetime of corrections being cleared protocol the Crown Prosecutor, Mr.e Jean Simon Larouche.

He touches her buttocks

In the summer of 2020, after following them, Yombo touched the buttocks of two young women he didn’t know.

He took buttocks from the start on the escalator at Bonaventure station after standing behind them while wearing a hood on his head. Two days later, he touched another woman’s buttocks after following her home from the Laurier metro station.

At that point, he had only been out of prison for a few weeks. He resided at Ogilvy Community Correctional Center and was under a long-term custody order.

He had served 45 months in prison after spraying four people with cayenne pepper, including employees at a subway cafe and restaurant, a man in a park and a subway passenger.

This latest event had also caused the shutdown of three lines of the network for 29 minutes. Damage was estimated at $23,200.

His two youngest victims are still living with the consequences of his actions, as they told the court. The first is always afraid of men, in addition to stress and discomfort when walking alone. As for the second, she was traumatized by the event.

Can’t control himself

Yombo’s criminal record shows that he spent much of his adult life in prison for violent crimes. He has been convicted more than 30 times.

Before receiving his sentence, he tried in vain to convince the judge that he was not the same person anymore and was willing to take steps to change his life.

“These statements are wishful thinking rather than a real desire or opportunity for change,” Justice Poulin said.

The defendant tends to repeat the same behaviors, has an inability to control his actions and poses a significantly higher risk of recidivism than the average prisoner, the verdict underscored.

He must serve at least seven years in prison before he can apply for a sentencing by the Parole Board of Canada. If he fails to convince the commissioners that he deserves parole, the dangerous offender may be re-evaluated every two years, Mr.e larouche

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