Convicted Murderer Released for a Day Because He Has ‘Sexual Needs’ — Kills Sex Worker



A Canadian man sentenced to prison 14 years ago for killing his partner has been charged with the murder of a Quebec City prostitute while on day parole so he could satisfy his “sexual needs,” several media outlets reported.

Fifty-one-year-old Eustachio Gallese on Jan. 22 turned himself into police, telling them where to find the body of 22-year-old Marylene Levesque, the CBC reported. She later was found stabbed to death by police with defensive wounds at a hotel in Quebec City’s Sainte-Foy neighborhood.

The two-week-old case has commentators and Conservative politicians in Canada calling for the federal government of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to condemn the officials, particularly the Parole Board of Canada, and policy that allowed Gallese to be free.

“Yet something in their DNA makes them unable to condemn the government institutions that allowed this to happen, in particular the Parole Board of Canada,” wrote Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley.

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A motion in Parliament seeking to condemn the parole board was tabled earlier this week.

The parole board approved Gallese to have what it deemed “inappropriate” sexual relations with women — despite “serious and worrisome risk,” according to parole board documents.

Levesque was identified as a “sex worker” by Radio Canada sources.

Gallese had been living in a halfway house since March and was allowed day parole despite receiving a sentence of 15 years without parole in 2006 for the 2004 murder of Chantale Deschenes, who according to documents, he hit in the head with a hammer and stabbed several times. He reportedly was angry with her decision to leave him.

The board reportedly was concerned that allowing Gallese to have sex with women as a “risk management strategy,” however, it listed his likelihood of reoffending as “low to moderate.”

Quebec Justice Minister Sonia LeBel has requested federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair to investigate the matter.

LeBel reportedly wants to know why Gallese was permitted special conditions and whether case workers were trained to properly evaluate his risk to society.

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The Daily Mail reported that Gallese met Levesque at an erotic massage parlor where she worked and he frequented while on parole.

However, he was banned from the premises after he became violent with other women.

While it is legal to sell sexual services in Canada, it is illegal to purchase and in some cases to solicit in public areas.

Regardless, Levesque’s death has sparked outrage from some.

“It is unbelievable that men who have killed their intimate partners would not only be allowed, but encouraged, to go to brothels while they are on parole and out on day passes,” Daphne Bramham wrote in the Feb. 3 edition of the Vancouver Sun and Edmonton Journal.

Cover image: Marylene Levesque, 22, was killed by a man on parole for the murder of another woman 16 years earlier. (Marylene Levesque/Facebook)

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