A former Rouge & Or player will be able to solve his problems in therapy
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René-Charles Quirion La Tribune Sherbrooke – Chadrick Tchanga-Henry will be able to do therapy.
The former Rouge & Or pass receiver at Laval University has obtained the opportunity of the court to resolve his drug abuse problems.
Judge Danielle Côté of the Court of Quebec suspended the sentence that could be imposed on him for the crimes he committed and imposed conditions on him as part of a three-year probation, Friday, at the courthouse in Sherbrooke.
“Society has everything to gain from promoting the rehabilitation and social reintegration of offenders whose drug addiction is at the source of the offenses they commit,” said Justice Côté.
An escaped pass in the Vanier Court final in 2017 with the Rouge & Or turned Charick Tchanga-Henry's life upside down.
The student-athlete, who lifted the trophy in 2016 with his teammates from the powerful and prestigious formation, claims to have been sidelined following this grand final.
His descent into hell led him to the consumption of cannabis, speed and cocaine, criminality and then prison.
It is a toxic psychosis which is at the origin of two episodes of arson ignited in the residences of the University of Sherbrooke then in a rooming house on the boulevard Jacques-Cartier in December 2018.
In the fall of 2019 at the end of this prison term, he attempted to resume his studies at Concordia University in Montreal and football, but relapsed.
Tchanga-Henry broke his probation terms which once again landed him behind bars at the end of 2019.
It was multiple breaches of conditions, probation and break-ins that brought him back to court in the spring of 2020.
His lawyer Me Benoit Gagnon of legal aid had pleaded that such a sentence allowing therapy be imposed.
“During his sentencing hearing, the accused convinced the Tribunal that he had finally understood the need to recognize his mental health problem and to undertake therapy for his drug use in order to resolve the two. factors that push him to commit offenses, ”said Justice Côté.
At the end of his therapy, Chadrick Tchanga-Henry will be able to join his family in the United Arab Emirates until they return to Canada.