9-year-old made first moves, sex-crimes defendant says

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What I did was out of love, he insists. Child's mother approved of relationship and 'marriage,' accused tells court. Daniel Cormier, on trial for a series of morals charges, claims it was a precocious, sexually awakened 9-year-old girl who made the first moves on him, not the other way around. "She was the one who initiated holding my hand or giving me a kiss," Cormier, who is 39 years older than the girl, told a police investigator in 2003. The girl's real name cannot be published.

source: '9-year-old made first moves, sex-crimes defendant says' by Sue Montgomery; www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=cc09335f-768f-46f0-af7f-4691664946d0; The Gazette; 1 May 2008