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Le Coq’s sentence includes possible deportation

  A former Quincy business owner was sentenced Friday, April 19, after pleading “no contest” to a charge of felony sexual battery.

  Patrick Michael Le Coq was sentenced to three years of formal probation and 596 days in county jail. He must register as a sex offender, pay fines and fees and stay away from the victim and her mother.

  Le Coq, the former owner of the shuttered Café Le Coq, was scheduled to be transferred from the Plumas County jail to San Francisco on Tuesday, April 23.

  In San Francisco, the French citizen is expected to undergo deportation proceedings in federal court.

  According to Plumas County District Attorney David Hollister, Le Coq will be under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  Hollister said that because Le Coq was sentenced to more than a year in jail, “deportation is likely.”

  Le Coq, 54, has been in the county jail since he was arrested at his home on June 26, 2012. He was originally charged with committing a lewd and lascivious act on a child.

  He entered a “no contest” plea to the sexual battery charge March 20, two weeks after a judge heard evidence in a pre-trial examination.

  The evidence included testimony from three witnesses, including the victim’s mother. A video recording of the victim being interviewed by a social worker was also presented as evidence.

  In a taped interview with a detective, Le Coq said he had been drinking beer and smoking marijuana the day of the incident. He said he did not remember committing the crime.


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