‘Serious’ case of alleged child neglect comes before P.A. court

Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Prince Albert. -- Herald File Photo

Two people are caught up in a local child neglect case that one prosecutor said is among the worst she’s ever seen.

Issac A. St. Pierre and Denise J. Danttouze are facing charges for criminal negligence and aggravated assault against their own child, a seven-year-old girl. According to court documents, they are accused of wounding the girl and showing “reckless disregard” for her life and safety.

They are also charged with failing to provide the necessities of life, allegedly causing the girl’s health to be endangered permanently.

St. Pierre and Danttouze are both from Wollaston Lake. But the alleged abuse happened in Prince Albert, the documents say, and is dated between June and September of this year.

Crown prosecutor Gail Douglas said the case is “serious.” She said she has seen more horrific abuse during her career, but the allegations against St. Pierre and Danttouze are “up there.”

Douglas said that the pair were responsible for other children. But most were not neglected in the same manner as the young girl, she explained.

Danttouze and St. Pierre are facing charges of criminal negligence and assault causing bodily harm against one other person, though the age or relationship of the alleged victim was not immediately available.

Both accused were last involved with the court on September 12. They are currently released on an undertaking, which requires them to stay away from the young girl.

None of the allegations against them have been proven in court.