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Pierre Duclos: From The ATP Tour to a Florida Jail Cell Hellhole


Former ATP tennis player Pierre Ludovic Duclos has singles victories over Feliciano Lopez, Kevin Anderson, Ryan Harrison and Tim Smyczek. He had two match points against James Blake at the Montreal Masters Series. He got a wildcard and played doubles against Lleyton Hewitt and Rafael Nadal. He lost 64 64 to David Ferrer on grass while the feisty Spaniard was ranked number four in the world.

But life has changed for Pierre Duclos, from St. Foy, Quebec, Canada. Miami, Montreal, the IMG Academy training center, the pristine grass courts of Newport, Rhode Island must seem like dreams a million miles away. Today, Duclos sits in a jail cell with six other inmates at a Palmetto jail in Manatee County, Florida. In the middle of the cramped cell there is a toilet. If you want to visit the 28-year-old Duclos, you can only see him on camera via video, while the phone conversations are recorded. What violent, despicable crime could have provoked such a horrific punishment?

It all went wrong for the former ATP #229 ranked player in February last year. At the Jessie P. Miller middle school tennis courts, Duclos was giving an afternoon lesson. There he encountered a teenaged girl, just thirteen, and made plans to teach her tennis. The details are sketchy. Texts were sent. Apparently flirtatious exchanges ensued. A naked picture was sent by Duclos. The girl’s friend alerted the girl’s mother of the developing relationship, who then turned the phone over to police. Police took over from there and pretended to be the girl. Soon after, Duclos solicited the “girl” for sex, to meet at a Starbucks on Manatee Ave. When Duclos arrived at the Starbucks, there was no girl to meet him. Instead he was captured by police and arrested. He broke down and made a complete confession.

After posting bail ($33,000) and then over $35,000 in legal expenses which resulted in the State not dropping any of the numerous charges, Duclos is still in a deep mess. Florida is known as the worst state for first time sex offenders with underaged victims. According to statistics, 60% of the prisoners in Florida are first time non violent offenders. Compounding his problems, Duclos, a Canadien citizen, was working as a coach in Florida with no green card or Social Security number.

In early February, Duclos married his New York City based girlfriend in a small ceremony in Tampa.

On February 18 this year, Duclos, upon the guidance of his lawyer, went to court to enter an open plea.

On Feb 22, Duclos texted me, “I am a little depressed. I don’t know if it’s a good idea to watch the tennis on TV. Makes me sad knowing that I can’t be out there and competing.”

The next day he texted: “I already fell big time in my life and this is the worst fall. At this point it’s about how am I going to get back on my feet after this fall. No professional athlete of my level in Canada ever served prison time. This is gonna be a huge deal if I have to.”

I first met Duclos in April of 2013 at the Bayfront Park public courts on Longboat Key. He was giving a lesson to a young male player who said he was training for a Futures in Vero Beach. I was hitting against the wall. We all talked tennis and became sort of friends. I played a couple of sets with his player. Pierre told me about his “case.” It was hard to believe this famous tennis player, who I had seen play on ESPN, could be in such serious trouble. I hoped it would all work out for Pierre, he’d get probation or a lighter sentence from the judge, to send a firm message, a matter of being “scared straight”…’This time we’re gonna give you a break, kid, but if you screw up again, you’re gonna go away for a long, long time.’

As the year rolled on with this life altering sentence hanging over his head like a black cloud, the only support came from his family, mom and dad and two sisters. All of Pierre’s old friends from the tennis Tour no longer want anything to do with him. The word used by another one of his students was the ATP treated him like a “leper.” The training camps with Milos Raonic in San Remo, Italy, with Gustavo Kuerten in Brazil, sharing the IMG trainer’s room with Maria Sharapova, are distant memories.

One chance encounter on a sunny afternoon on a public court in Bradenton, Florida changed everything. If you’re not careful, not smart, not strong, not of a right mind, one very bad decision can destroy a life, as well as have a very bad impact on a minor.

Late in April Duclos pleaded no contest to all the State’s charges. He was expecting to be let free again until the sentencing date. Instead, with the girl and her mother in attendance, Duclos was handcuffed and taken to a holding cell where he was locked up by his ankles and wrists for five hours before being transported to another jail.

The moment of truth is on May 19 when the judge will determine Duclos’ sentence which is expected to be a five year term in Orlando State Prison. It could be longer. It could be shorter. It’s all up to the judge.

One factor which could effect the sentence is that Florida jails are overflowing with first time non violent sex offenders. According to research, deals have been made involving house arrest, ankle monitors, etc. There aren’t enough bunks to hold all the offenders. But Duclos is resigned to a fate of years of confinement. On the bright side is that Duclos can get an education, he can work at the Orlando jail, which is said to be of nicer conditions than the current holding cell. And some jails even have tennis courts.

But even after release, if he’s sentenced, Duclos will be a registered sex offender, meaning it will be difficult (or impossible) to get employment at any tennis club. His professional tennis career is certainly over.

A mutual friend went to visit Duclos in jail this week. “I almost vomited when he came on camera with his jail suit,” said the man, Terry Siegel, who took a couple of lessons with Duclos earlier this year. “It was very, very tough, sad to see. He was in a different building, we talked on a phone with a video monitor. He said he’s in a cell with six bunkmates who are all violent offenders. There’s a toilet in the middle of the cell. No privacy. He said he sleeps two hours a night, the cellmates are loud and rude. They hoot and holler all through the night making it impossible to get a good night of sleep. Breakfast is at 6, dinner at 4:30. The food is garbage.”

You wonder whatever happened to second chances, rehabilitation and mercy from the system. “He’s a first time non-violent offender and he’s in jail for five years,” lamented Siegel. “There’s something wrong with our country.”

UPDATE: On Wednesday Pierre Duclos was sentenced to 72 months in state prison (Lakeland, FL). His lawyer is appealing.


  • Father of a vulnerable little girl · May 12, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Knowing her age, he texted a 13 year old girl nude pics of himself, flirted with her, and then scheduled a Starbucks date.

    I don’t know what 5 years will do, but I really hope this tennis coach gets treatment for his pedophilia.

  • Ry · May 12, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I feel bad for the guy, but he is sick for propositioning a 13 year old girl. If it was your sister or daughter you would think 5 years is light. That type of trauma can completely ruin a persons life and should not be taken lightly even for first time offenders.

  • Dan Markowitz · May 13, 2014 at 6:48 am

    The guy’s definitely guilty of bad judgment and poor decision-making, but I don’t think you should be sent away to jail if you didn’t commit the more heinous crime of having sex with a 13-year-old.

    A lot of questions abound: did he know the girl’s age?
    Did they have sex? Was there a back and forth between the girl and Duclos of sending naked pics? Duclos definitely started going down the wrong path, but was this a history of his? Had he had sex with minors before or cavorted in a this type of sexual exchange?

    I don’t know, I might be wrong, but I don’t think you send a first-time offender of this offense away for five years if he didn’t have sex with the girl. Maybe this is a cautionary tale about giving lessons to 13-year-old girls at public school courts. Which I have done numerous times in my life, actually, but there mother was either always there or I knew the girl’s parents. 13 is very young to start even harboring such thoughts as a “get-together.”

  • Harold · May 13, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Guy is in serious need of help. Bad jugdement,trying to hit on a 13 year old with pictures.

    My only question? Are you pleading for leniency because he is a tennis player? Would you write this if he was a football player?

    Not a big fan of incarcerating people, but preying on minors, puts you in deep doo doo.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 13, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Harold, I think the punishment is more befitting of a repeat offender. Again, I don’t know all the details of the case and if the girl was partly the aggressor, though that’s no excuse, he still knows better. What he did was wrong, you don’t pursue a minor or send naked photos. And if the minor pursues you you walk away. I know of some similar situations involving professional boxers and NHL players involving minors and no jail time was served but none of the cases happened in Florida which is by far the harshest state regarding such cases. Spending some time with Duclos I’m more than sure he has learned a big lesson here and is reformed. The punishment is excessive but the law is the law and if you make a bad decision, you have to pay the price for it.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 13, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Dan, yes he did know her age. They did not have any physical contact, as far as I know. Apparently there was a back and forth by phone before he texted the pics. I don’t know his history or if this was a one time isolated incident. I have heard things about both sides that don’t reflect very well on characters, but because they are not confirmed facts and just hearsay I won’t disclose them. Bottom line is a very bad decision was made by an adult and now it’s time for the consequences. This judge has a very difficult decision to make here. By the way, interestingly, the first judge of this case was Dick Vitale’s son in law but he’s no longer involved with this case.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 13, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Thanks for your comment Ry, can’t argue with your points. Welcome to the site.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 13, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Thanks for your comment, Father…

  • Abe Froman · May 13, 2014 at 10:27 am

    wow ! wat a friggin’ pervert !….but a very scathing sentence for the bill….although and to play devil’s advocate – i can surmise that the girl doesnt look 13 or acted innocent as she accepted / replied to his frolic. also, her friend could have been jealous that she wasnt getting the attention and tattled on the mom, etc…..nevertheless he as an adult should have known better…just thank god it wasnt a 13 year old boy…would have tainted tennis even more as bunch of freaky fruits….HAHA !

    btw, heard dickie v’s a tennis junkie too…LOL

  • Dan Markowitz · May 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

    That’s a bit inane, Abe, doesn’t matter if it’s a girl or boy, it’s perverted either way. If he knew he was 13, that’s really bad. There are girls who are 13 who look 17 or 18 and then it’s still bad, but human nature being what it is, I’d have more leniency toward him.

    Look, I worked as a tennis pro in a club for many years when I was in my 20’s and the other pros around me, almost all men, were all in their 20’s or early-30’s. And it was common practice when you had a hot girl on your court, for another pro to come by when you were picking up balls and make a remark. I mean it happened almost once a day. We would teach back-to-back-to-back lessons sometimes going from like noon-to-8 everyday.

    You’re a young guy, most of us were pretty good-looking, at least we thought we were, and a tennis is constantly around primarily, married woman and young girls. I had two proteges in my 30+ years of teaching tennis, and they were both very attractive, smart, athletic girls who both went onto become All-County tennis players in Westchester County, New York.

    I noticed they were attractive. I probably flirted with them in an innocuous way, but I stayed away from three points of conversation. And they were: 1) How they looked or the outfits they were weating; 2) Whether they had boyfriends or not or what guys were interested in them; 3) any, and I mean any, remarks that had sexual connotations.

    I was hired to teach them tennis, and I told both of them many times when there wasn’t one of their parents present. A tennis pro has to establish a level of trust with his clients, but that being said, I’ve personally known many pros who either met their wives at the clubs they taught or slept around (less of these) with married women. That’s almost a given with being a tennis pro, but you don’t do it with 13-year-old girls or even intimate you’re seriously flirting with them.

  • Andrew Miller · May 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Karma is a b.! Surprised Canada isn’t pushing harder. Duclos sounds like he made a gigantic mistake and is well aware of this. That he is scared makes sense – he forfeited his freedom. But you never know with these things. He might bring tennis to new places like prisons ( sounds far fetched bit tennis teaches a lot of good thongs at any age and to anyone ).

  • Andrew Miller · May 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Good things at any age. That was a freudian slip however appropriate or inappropriate!

  • Abe Froman · May 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    didnt sampras’ coach / mentor from childhood who couldnt hit 2 balls in a row have a thing for his little yet soon to be wimby champ protege ? LOL

  • Abe Froman · May 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    pete fischer was it ?..

    btw, that toilette in the center of the room design is an absoulute classic !!!….jeessus chrrist !!! i wouldnt last 2 minutes in there…LOL

  • Abe Froman · May 13, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    @ andrew….u should be ashamed of yourself !…”good thongs at any age”….LMFAO !!!

  • Andrew Miller · May 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I am pretty darn embarrassed.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Andrew, tennis is already in prisons, a couple of years back Tennis Magazine did a feature about prison tennis. Also remember seeing a documentary about a prison tennis coach on Tennis Channel. Both features were fantastically intriguing. LOL @ your Freudian slip.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Abe; Only exposes you to the architectual grandeur of the Florida penal system :0

  • EddietheEagle · May 13, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    This is what happens in good old UK; Fulwood in his time played Davis Cup for GB._'s+room+..+yet…-a0129783277

    There’s been a number of scandals in England about police not bothering with abuse of under-age girls. The cops are known to look the other way and worse, claim the girl has made a ‘lifestyle choice’. That’s pretty disgusting when you think about as well as devastating for a young girl and her parents. Fulwood managed to escape their clutches and as far as I know is still coaching without restrictions.

  • Kat_YYZ · May 14, 2014 at 1:16 am

    I don’t feel sorry for him at all.

  • Andrew Miller · May 14, 2014 at 3:59 am

    I think he’ll get a 2nd chance.He really messed up and should own this.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 14, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Some interesting comments from texts:
    Jeff Collins: “The guy got railroaded. He’s definitely learned his lesson and needs the tennis community to come to his aid.”

    Soren S.: “The cops baited him. I’m sure if the girl said Get Lost he would have. But little did he know she gave the phone to her mother who gave it to the cops. They were hunting him. Hence they were the predators. It should be illegal for the police to impersonate a girl. All five charges were the workings of the police except for one. That in itself says a lot. Had the girl said Get Lost he would have backed off. His lawyer is a disgrace. His life ruined over this. Complete tragedy.”

    “A few bartender women and girl friend think he should go away for life. I then waited two weeks and asked these two women when they lost their virginity – one was fourteen the other was fifteen. Point is most women lose their virginity at about that age to older males. It’s completely normal. It’s not being chased by a predator.”

  • Dan Markowitz · May 14, 2014 at 8:41 am

    This is a very murky case, Duclos did send a nude pic to this girl and then when the police contacted him in the guise of the girl, he sent more lewd pics of himself. It makes you think that he had pulled this type of interaction off before. That he wasn’t a babe in the woods when it came to contacting and perhaps bedding underage girls.

    This is a byproduct of the fringe tennis world. Duclos was ranked in the 600’s. He was teaching private lessons for $45 an hour. Apparently, he tried to talk this girl into taking lessons. He was on the tour and then off it, making money teaching lessons but apparently with no affiliation. When you’re a lone dude like this guy, I think you’re more prone to act as if you’re outside the law. You have few ties–where was his girlfriend he later married at this time?–little money, and you might be in Europe or South America in a week, and you’ve played against Nadal, you’re a big shot, so why can’t you play beyond the rules of the law.

    Duclos seems like he was too brazen and he’s gotten cut down. The police do make a good point, a guy like this, teaching tennis to primarily juniors, is around a lot of teens, tweeners, you have to be careful he’s not praying on these kids sexually.

  • Abe Froman · May 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    scoop, this well may be your best piece yet !…..the subjuect matter is definitely risque however these are the angles and scoops you should focus on at……all the other boring spiel – i can skim through on SI, ESPN, tennis mags, etc….tennisweek was also great with this off tangent scoops plus tennis before gene scott passed on and it became a womens tennis catalog….IMO – it’s imperative that you distinguish yourself from the other vanilla sites and push the envelop here with unfiltered and grittier reporting…a la “real sports”..

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Thank you Abe, this story only came to my attention by meeting the player by chance at the public courts on Longboat Key. It’s hard to produce a lot of content each week, as me and Don basically do this part time. It’s hard to keep producing, but we try our best. Tennis Week was the greatest sports magazine ever, for me anyway. We definitely do try to cover tennis our own way, unlike the other news sites, we’re off the beaten path and proud of it. Myself and Dan are both alumni from Tennis Week, we both freelanced there. I also got to play the great Eugene L. Scott in singles three times and spend some quality time with him. RIP.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    More comments from texts:

    Jeff Collins: “Do you have any idea how many school kids between twelve and fifteen are having babies? Check it out for yourself. My ex mother in law was fourteen and ex father in law was twenty when they got married. Had first child at fifteen and my ex was at eighteen. Maybe they need to testify for Pierre.”

  • loreley · May 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    He wouldn’t go to prision in Germany for that.

    The guy might be a f…..g idiot, but your prisons are against the human rights. Shame on you America.

  • Dan markowitz · May 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Don’t get me started on prisons in the US. It is shameful the amount of minorities in jails and receiving death penalty in states like Texas compared to white people. I’d imagine if Duclos got a good attorney he could get off with a fine and community service.i don’t know much about the law, but is it a crime to make plan to meet with a minor?

  • Harold · May 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I’m sorry, but if he sent multiple pics, its on him. One pic, and ok, he lost his mind. But, to continue to chase makes him the predator.

    Again, him being a tennis teacher should not change anything. He was the adult. Not saying he needs to be sent away for years, but he should be a registered sex offender if found guilty. That will cut out his teaching kids

  • Dan Markowitz · May 14, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I agree with you on the sentence, Harold. I wonder if the fact he’s Canadian has anything to do with how this has unfolded. We only like Canadians in the states when they’re big music stars like Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and the Biebs or if they’re Hollywood stars like Michael J Fox. Just kiddin’, kinda.

  • Harold · May 14, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Lots of Canadian money in South Florida, which might help him

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 14, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Dan, the people who are in prisons are there because they committed crimes. If there’s a minority imbalance, it’s that way for a reason. These sting operations when they catch adults soliciting sex from minors must be a big business. 30 grand for bail, 30 grand for a lawyer. Some people are getting very rich.

  • Dan Markowitz · May 14, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Did the guy who got caught carrying too much marijuana commit a crime? And there’s a minority imbalance because of many things, but mostly because the schools in the inner city–and I know this because I taught English in two schools, one in Harlem, one in the Bronx–are overcrowded, underfunded and not conducive for the mostly minority students who filled my classrooms, to excel and move up in the world. Unfortunately, drugs and violence proliferate in these city ghettos and the drug laws have put too many young black men, in particular, behind bars when their crimes were non-violent.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 15, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Dan, everyone knows carrying, using or selling drugs is a crime and the consequences are big trouble. Unlike the relations with a male and female where the girl has the “freedom of choice” because it’s “her body.” A question I have, if an underage girl has the choice to choose an abortion, which some say is murder, why can’t she have the choice to choose her lovers? Just playing devil’s advocate.

  • Dan Markowitz · May 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    That’s the bend there, Scoop, in Washington and Colorado now it isn’t a crime to carry or use drugs for recreational purposes. I was a reporter who went into the jails for the New York Times. You ever go into Sing Sing? I did and it wasn’t pretty or even humane.

    Young men, almost all minorities even though plenty of middle class and rich white kids got off for doing so, were incarcerated for carrying/using small amounts of recreational drugs. Under the Rockefeller drug laws, the penalty for selling two ounces (57 g) or more of heroin, morphine, “raw or prepared opium,” cocaine, or cannabis or possessing four ounces (113 g) or more of the same substances, was a minimum of 15 years to life in prison, and a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

    These laws were repealed, but they lasted for many years and incarcerated many young minority men who should never been put behind bars.

    As for your question about whether a 13-year-old should be allowed to choose her lover, yes, if it’s with another 13-year-old, but when a 28-year-old is involved, there’s no freedom of choice for either party involved.

  • Abe Froman · May 15, 2014 at 11:24 am

    here are some of the details…..

    According to the arrest report, on or about February 9th or 10th, Pierre met the 13-year-old victim at the public tennis courts located at Jessie P. Miller Middle School, in Bradenton. The victim was practicing tennis with her mother’s adult friend. Pierre was coaching another male on the next tennis court over. After playing tennis, they discussed coaching the victim in tennis and obtained Pierre’s business card. Pierre was made aware that the victim was only 13 years old and a student.

    The victim’s mother called Pierre and discussed lessons.

    On or about February 12th or 13th, the victim and Pierre began text messaging one another. Pierre asked the victim if she was interested in “hooking up” and talked about how nice looking and physically fit each other was. The conversation turned sexual and Pierre talked about having sexual intercourse with the victim. He later sent a photograph of his erect penis to the victim.

    The sheriff’s office was then made aware of the inappropriate picture and messages between Pierre and the victim and an investigation was commenced.

    The victim’s mother provided the victim’s phone to detectives and a forensic analysis revealed deleted messages between the victim and Pierre, along with a photo of Pierre’s erect penis.

    On February 21st, the victim initiated a chat with Pierre and the chat was continued by a detective.

    Pierre asked the victim, “Do you think you can take 8 inches in your [vulgarity deleted]? he then told the “girl” that he “would take it slow and it will pinch at first,” the report said.

    Pierre sent a second picture of an erect penis to “the victim,” now actually to the detective.

    Pierre agreed to meet the victim at Starbucks in the 5700 block of Manatee Avenue West to pick her up and take her to his residence to have sexual intercourse.

    When Pierre arrived at the location, he was met by detectives who took him into custody.

    Post-Miranda, Pierre made a full confession to all of the charges.

    He was charged with Using a Computer to Solicit a Child, Traveling to Meet after Using Computer to Seduce a Child, two counts of transmission of material harmful to minors and one count of attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

    He later posted a bail bond of $33,000 and was released from the Manatee County Jail.

    Pierre-Ludovic Duclos-Lanier is the 610th-ranked tennis pro in the world.

  • Dan Markowitz · May 15, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Geez, Louise, this guy went way too far. I don’t know how you can support this guy. I’m not against some sort of jail term for Duclos after reading that detailed report of the case.

    He knew the girl was 13. He had met her mom. He used tennis lessons as a way to initiate and further the depraved actions.

    He made further dealings to pursue the depraved action and was fully intending to follow through on the the action if not for the police stopping him. This guy’s bad news.

    Scoop, after reading this transaction and seeing what a ____bag this guy is, do you still think he’s being railroaded? Maybe here I agree with you about the jails harboring only hardened criminals. This girl was 13 and he knew it…and still he went along his deluded path. Go to a whorehouse instead if you need it that bad.

  • Andrew Miller · May 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Pierre dude. That is gross. I think I need a trashcan.

  • Andrew Miller · May 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Rosol and Wawrinka inspired. I think a lot of u.s. journalists have been very lazy in writing about u.s. men’s tennis to the point it is obvious. G. I am glad to see the players doing better and working on their games. I read their transcripts and interviews and this is the first time in a long time I have seen players making no excuses. Any time there is a sense of mission and purpose I think hey I underestimated these players.

    I also saw what a difference it makes at tournaments. A player knows you are cheering at a tournament because the acoustics are so good they can hear you. I saw the effect before with Tatiana golovin. She just fed off the vibes. Gotta believe that is how other players roll too. The storyline about the next great champ is really a way of avoiding today’s players. I think it is a disservice to the sport.

  • Abe Froman · May 19, 2014 at 9:54 am

    sock thru qualies in nice ! it’s a miracle….prlly knocked out in rd 1….:-p

  • Nameless · May 20, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I know Pierre. It was quite a shock to hear of his arrest. As long as I’ve known him he has always prefered older women. There are a lot of questions. Could it be someone made up this story and he thought he was texting an adult? What exactly did he confess to? Meeting someone at a Starbucks? The whole thing makes no sense to me. All that said, he was a happy go lucky guy with a professional athlete’s attitude of invinciblity. Pretty typical. It’s sad. He made a bad decision and it changed his life. I do know the woman he married was not his girlfriend at the time of his arrest. I think about this and just get angry at the waste of such a talent.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 20, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Nameless. Agree, it’s a very frustrating story. I know of countless examples of over 2l males being with underage girls, it happens so often. All these people, according to law, should be jailed. Pierre never touched the girl and was sentenced to six years in jail yesterday. The details of the episode are in the story Nameless. Pierre tried to hook up with a thirteen yr old for sex. He sent a nude photo of himself while police had the girl’s phone. He confessed to everything, which actually was an honorable thing to do. He could have lied or refused to talk until consulting his lawyer. There was some honor there. Welcome to the site Nameless.

  • Abe Froman · May 21, 2014 at 9:26 am

    6 years is ludicrous !…ok, so you play – you pay, right !… this instance – he tried to play but still has to pay ??….his immigration status didnt help him at all here either…..

  • Barbora · May 24, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Hey guys… I met Pierre last year in Sarasota. He seems like good guy, he is definitely handsome… but not good person. I had sex with him couple times even he has a girlfriend/wife… I know her through facebook. And I am sorry for her. But he is not gonna change.

  • Who are we to judge · May 26, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Barbora, because you slept with the guy gives you the right to give a judgement on his true nature? We are all so glad to read you found him handsome, at least.

    Welcome all into the reality of the virtual world of the sexting phenomenon of the current and upcoming generations.

    I was at the court on May 19th, and I heard some facts that haven’t been mentioned here yet. —The 13 years old lady has accounts on juvenile and adults pornography sites.
    -The judge acknowledged the young lady is the one who initiated the sexual conversation.
    -Pierre did recognise his huge lack of judgment, said he had lots of remore and collaborated with the law.
    -The psychiatrist testified before the judge. He made it clear for EVERYONE attending the court on this date that Pierre is NOT a pedophile and far from this type of psychiatric profile.
    -Pierre is a first time offender and ANY type of pornography or deviant stuff on his computer or in his house was found at the time of his arrest.

    My personal and objective comment: What can 3 years, 6 years or 15 years in jail bring to the community except than money for the state of Florida? To Pierre? To the “victim” who has no clues she was a victim, she has no clues that she wrecked her virtual lover’s life ? I think he got enough humiliation, paid enough money and had a good lesson being in jail for 40 days.
    Now, the story gets more complicated. We don’t know what were the true intentions of Pierre going at the meeting. We don’t know the veracity of the retrieved SMS. We never engaged in the virtual game of sexting. Who are we to judge? The judge himself came back to the charges against Pierre written on his sheet. He simply did the maths with the amounts of points correlating to the charges resulting in the summation of… 6 years and ++ sentence. Great justice my friends.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 26, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Who are we to judge: Thanks for sharing those details. These facts about the girl initiating the meeting and her accounts on juvenile and adult porn sites absolutely should have been taken into account by the judge’s decision on the sentence. I feel the judge screwed this up big time. Girls like this one must be accountable for their behavior. Pierre does not deserve six years or anything close to six years. And I think this thirteen year old girl deserves some kind of professional counseling.

  • Common sense · May 26, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    First of all, I was there in court too on May 19th.
    The guy is NOT A PEDOPHILE so all of you who said that are in the wrong. And this was proved in court by a psychiatrist. It was simply a first mistake that any guy would have fallen for if you are going through a depression and some girl is texting or rather “sexting” with you talking like a 20 years old. And it was clearly stated in court that SHE initiated everything. Yes he made a huge stupid mistake here but I’m pretty sure most men would in that case too. It’s way too easy nowadays with cellphones and Internet. You all need to stop reading bullshit medias reporting everything wrongly and make poor judgmental comments about a situation like that. You guys should know better, come on!

    Second of all, if you have a daughter of this age, I hope to God that you will be checking and monitoring her phone and Internet usage. Who gives a cell to their 13 years old daughter without checking it seriously?!? Unfortunately, in that case, the mother should go prison and her child should be taking away from her for never taking care of her daughter who was already involved in pornography on websites, already having relationships with older guys than 18 years old and bragging to her friends about Pierre being her new boyfriend. All this is a scam. They only thought about getting money from him since he was a professional tennis player and that didn’t happen so now they wanna see him spend time in jail for what purpose?!?! For texting?!? nothing ever happen and the guy’s life is clearly over now. You don’t think he’s learned and suffered enough? Shame on that woman and shame on the court and judge for not doing anything about that. Shame on people who don’t know Pierre and read the news and believe everything that is said in there.

    Everybody who knew Pierre knew how goodhearted he was. And I’m not saying is a saint…NOBODY is. We all make mistakes and he made a huge one in that case but that does not deserve 6 years of terror behind bars. Have you ever been to jail?! I’m pretty sure that all the people who commented here don’t know anything about jail. It’s hell…no wonder it rimes with jail. You get it?!? I can only imagine what he’s going through right now with all the medias trashing his name and also my prayers are with his family.

    Lastly, Barbora…to answer your stupid message. Your instagram looks like this:
    I don’t think your speech have a lot of weight. please! People will laugh at you. You are just frustrated bc Pierre never gave you attention whether you slept with him or not. That was your BAD CALL. You don’t need to go trash his wife and family. That’s very low of you to do after this incident. I don’t think you have anything to prove anymore. Leave him in peace and leave his family out of this.

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 28, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    This case is a major injustice against Pierre Duclos. I think the Canadian govt has to get involved here. A Canadian citizen has been unfairly hunted, faked, entrapped, and railroaded.



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