According to Le Journal de Montreal, during the trial Judge Jean-Paul Braun remarked, "It can be said that she is a little overweight, but she has a pretty face huh?" He also suggested the victim may have been "flattered" because "it is perhaps the first time that he is interested in her." He described the non-consensual kiss as an "acceptable gesture."
The accused was found guilty of sexual assault.
Cab driver Carlo Figaro, 49, was accused of forcibly kissing and licking the face of a 17-year-old girl who was his passenger and touching her breasts and genitals over her clothes. Figaro was found guilty in May and has not yet been sentenced. He is appealing the conviction.
The Judge explained that the attacker's good looks and use of cologne could be a mitigating factor.
He said Figaro's good looks combined with the complainant's sheltered upbringing could explain why she may have liked the attention. He even went into detail about how Figaro doesn't look his age and "likes to wear cologne."