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Moncton Kidnapper To Remain In Prison

By Allan Dearing Jan 23, 2023 | 5:30 PM

The Parole Board of Canada has ruled 76-year-old Ronald Jacques Cormier will not be released from prison at this time since he was deemed to be too much of a risk for the community.

The convicted Moncton kidnapper will remain behind bars in a Quebec prison although last week’s ruling states he will receive a parole hearing within a year.

Cormier had been released last fall and spent about one month at a halfway house before he was sent back to prison due to inappropriate behaviour.

In August 2011, Cormier was sentenced to 18 years in prison (minus time served) after he was found guilty of kidnapping, sexual assault, unlawful confinement, robbery with a weapon, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Cormier kidnapped a woman (her identity was later protected by the court) at knifepoint from downtown Moncton in February 2010 and held her captive for 26 days in a basement apartment until she managed to escape.


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