Man sentenced for sexual assault on 12-year old boy

POSTED: 02/19/13 12:24 PM

MARIGOT – The court in Marigot sentenced former real estate agent Claude Considere last week to a 6 –month conditional prison sentence with 2 years of probation for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy. The court also ordered Considere to undergo treatment.

The French-side newspaper St. Martin’s week reported that the incident happened in 2007, when Considere was sailing with friends in the Virgin Islands. After his friends left the boat he was left alone with the 12-year-old son of one of them and he used the opportunity to sexually assault the boy. In 2011 the defendant was placed under legal supervision.

It was not the first time Considere sexually assaulted a boy. A couple of years before the incident in the Virgin Islands, he put his hands on a 10-year-old. For that crime, he was already sentenced to a 5-month suspended sentence and the obligation to undergo treatment.

Considere also had to register as a sex offender. The court denied his request to strike this registration. The defendant is now obliged to report his address once a year to the gendarmerie and he has to inform the authorities about every change of address. Non-compliance with these conditions carries a 2-year prison sentence and a fine.

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Comments (2)


  1. Jtmize says:

    6 months? That’s why crime is so high. That young boy will never be the same.and the man will be out to do it again. Shame on st Martin courts.

  2. Arbas D says:

    The real crime here was the sentence. This is the 2nd time this animals has assaulted children. In the US he would be sentenced to at least 20 years in prison and there is a good chance that, once the other prisoners found out what he had done, he would not be alive very long. The good part is, nobody would even care if he lost his life for such a horrible crime on innocent children.

    Whenever I tell anyone we are going to vacation in St. Marteen they always tell us to go somewhere else where the crime is less of a problem. With sentences like this I know why.

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