Child pornography: two offenders under the same roof

Child pornography: two offenders under one roof

BETTING À DAY

Not one, but two sex offenders lived under the same roof near a daycare center in Trois-Rivières. 

Maurice Piperno, 75, was arrested for non-compliance with probation conditions last week in the Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap sector in Trois-Rivières, causing consternation in the neighborhood. He would have been in a park and would have been in contact with a young person under the age of 16.

The one whom Mr. Piperno presented as being his nephew and who lived with him is also behind bars.

Francis Lecourt

Francis Lecourt pleaded guilty last March to a charge of possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison in addition to being listed for life on the national sex offender registry.

For his part, Mauricie Piperno returned to court on Thursday. He has given up his release investigation and will be detained until the end of the legal process.

Since 1993, the 75-year-old has spent many periods in prison, notably for assault and contact sexual assault on a minor, possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography. He is also on the National Sex Offender Registry.