Teenager pleads guilty to slapping a cat and squirting a woman

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A young man who slapped a cat and sprayed a woman with a noxious substance has pleaded guilty to those offenses and two others in court.

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Keenan Bisaillon, 18, faces a total of 13 charges in Greater Sudbury and one in Sault Ste. Married.

The Garden River First Nation native pleaded guilty in Sudbury court on Wednesday to administering a harmful substance (spray) to a woman; cause unnecessary pain to a cat; break and enter with intent regarding a break and enter in a restaurant on Notre-Dame Avenue; and by fraudulently using the data of a credit card belonging to a woman.

The spraying incident occurred on June 28 of this year in Sudbury, while the other incidents all occurred in late August.

The facts of the charges were not read Wednesday.

Defense attorney Alex Toffoli has requested that the sentence be postponed for Bisaillon, who is currently in police custody. He also ordered pre-sentence reports and Gladue to help with sentencing.

“I think a pre-sentence report is required for an 18-year-old,” the attorney said. “I think, as this is his first adult charge, we need a PSR.”

A Gladue report helps a judge determine sentencing options for people of Aboriginal ancestry.

The attorney also noted that a misdemeanor charge in youth court will be dealt with at sentencing.

“He also has a charge in Sault Ste. Marie with another counsel (lawyer),” Toffoli added.

A sentencing date for Bisaillon will be set in remand court by video on December 29.

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