Canoe - Canada March 8, 2010
Sentence extended for man jailed over child bride
By QMI Agency
MONTREAL - Self-described pastor Daniel Cormier, serving time for sexual assault of a minor he claimed was his child bride, has been sentenced to an additional nine months in jail for the sexually assault of a second person under 18.
Daniel Cormier (QMI Agency, file)
"The court cannot give a bigger sentence because the accused has, since the events of the current case, been sentenced to 49 months in jail for a sexual infraction," Judge Claude Leblond told a packed courtroom Monday morning.
The 16-year-old was a parishioner and volunteer at his now-defunct Church of Downtown Montreal.
Cormier, seated in the prisoner's box wearing a winter coat, did not react to the judge's ruling.
Leblond also ordered that Cormier, whom he said showed no remorse for his actions, be included in the national sex offenders registry.
Cormier was sentenced early last year for the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl whom he said he married during a ceremony. Cormier insisted he was innocent and that his victim was in love with him.
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