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Sandra Forcier: Previous Belleville, Ont. CAS worker will wait to be sentenced

January 21, 2022

Sandra Forcier

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Global News reported that Sandra Forcier a former Belleville, Ont., children’s aid worker will not be sentenced for at least another week after the prosecution and defence made their submissions during a sentencing hearing on Friday.

Sandra Forcier was charged in January 2019 with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual exploitation and one count of sexual interference, relating to two underage males.

According to the police, the alleged incidents happened in 2012 and 2013 when she was a supervisor at a Highland Shores Children’s Aid group home.

Forcier was convicted in October 2021 of sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation in relation to two male victims.

During the Friday sentencing hearing, it was revealed to the courts that Forcier has been dealing with mental health problems since 2014, a year after the crimes for which she was convicted. She’s had a diagnosis of schizophrenia, although her counsel claims she disputes it.

Forcier is receiving psychiatric treatment at Providence Continuing Care while awaiting a hearing before Judge Patrick Hurley, who is concerned that his sentence, which he understands will certainly be a penitentiary term, would jeopardize the therapy she clearly requires.

Forcier has been remanded into custody and will reappear in court on January 28 at 10 a.m.

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