Man accused of intimidating Dr Arruda admits going overboard

Man accused of intimidating Dr Horacio Arruda by posting his address on Facebook apologized and got away without a criminal record.

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“I concede with you that some of my publications on social networks would have benefited from being nuanced and developed at greater length, thus avoiding any ambiguity that could have led to the belief in threats and / or intimidation towards you, your family and the State” , recognized Sylvain Marcoux, in a letter of apology to the Director of Public Health.

The 46-year-old was originally targeted by three counts of criminal harassment and intimidation against him at the Saint-Jérôme courthouse.

The resident of Saint-Majorique-de-Grantham, in Center-du-Québec, instead signed a peace bond for a period of one year.

“The legal process had a chilling effect on him. We are very happy with the finality of the case, which serves the ends of justice ”, commented the Crown prosecutor, Mr.e Steve Baribeau.

His coordinates

In July 2020, Marcoux, who is openly against the health restrictions, had published on his Facebook page the address of the residence and the phone number of Horacio Arruda, inciting to go insult him and knock on his windows.

The doctor had also contacted the authorities after being informed.

” […] Never, and in any way, has it occurred to me to harm or even encourage third parties to harm your physical integrity as well as that of your wife and your family ”, Marcoux specified in his letter.

He also donated $ 1,000 to the Centraide organization.

– With Christian Plouffe


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