A 31-year-old resident of Gatineau who allegedly locked a 3-year-old girl in a dryer before turning on the appliance is accused of aggravated assault, forcible confinement and of having abandoned a child under 10 years of age in such a way. may his life be in danger.
Iannick Toussaint would have committed these acts on the 1is last october. He allegedly placed the girl in the dryer while babysitting her.
The 3-year-old girl is not that of the accused, but would be part of her entourage.
Legal column with Nada Boumeftah, lawyer in criminal law and youth protection:
According to additional information obtained by The right, the girl is said to have suffered first degree burns. An examination of his injuries would agree with the configuration of the interior of the dryer.
She may also have suffered a concussion.
The child’s father reportedly noticed injuries on his body and subsequently alerted the police.
Iannick Toussaint appeared last Friday to finally be released on several conditions.
“I have seen a lot of terrible things in my career, but this one is incomprehensible. The 3 year old in a dryer. He will face extremely severe charges and, unless he has a psychiatric problem, he will have to serve in prison for a long time, ”commented criminal lawyer Jean-Pierre Rancourt in an interview with TVA Nouvelles Gatineau.
Iannick Toussaint’s case should return to court on January 10, 2022.