Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Singer Luck Mervil Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Singer Luck Mervil Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation

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Singer Mervil pleads guilty to sexual exploitation

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MONTREAL - Haitian-born Quebec singer Luck Mervil pleaded guilty Monday to one charge of sexual exploitation involving a 17-year-old girl.

The artist, whose actual name is Lucknerson Mervil, was arrested in 2014 and charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation.

But they were changed to two counts of sexual exploitation and the Crown dropped one of those charges.

The crimes occurred during the first six months of 1996 when Mervil, who was 29 at the time, was in a position of authority.

"It's been almost four years that my family has been waiting and has been suffering from that," Mervil, 50, told reporters outside the courtroom.

"I know that the victim and her family have also suffered a lot from all that. …

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