World's sexiest criminal pleads guilty to 30 of 114 charges

World's sexiest criminal pleads guilty to 30 of 114 charges

Stephanie Beaudoin, a 21-year-old Canadian nurse, set social media alight when her pictures emerged after she was arrested.

On Monday, the French-speaking Beaudoin told reporters at a court in Quebec: "Yes, I regret my actions."

Her lawyers said she is prepared to plead guilty to about 30 of the about 114 charges.

The plea deal will see prosecutors drop the rest of the charges, the Mail Online reported.

The charges include theft and illegally possessing a stash of guns.

Beaudoin told La Nouvelle Union: "I acted on a whim, and at a bad time. I'm suffering the consequences now, which is the right thing, too."

Although it is unclear what charges she will eventually face, prosecution lawyers have said time behind bars is likely when she next goes to court, on Dec 9. The maximum possible sentence is life in prison.

A pre-sentencing report has been ordered which will give more insight into her state of mind during the crimes.

DEPRESSED

One of her lawyers was quoted as saying that she was depressed while committing the crimes.

Canadian authorities believe Beaudoin worked with three underage accomplices - aged 13, 15 and 17 - to burgle residences in the Athabaska and Maple areas.

The accomplices' crimes are being processed by youth courts.

Beaudoin and her gang allegedly broke into the homes using the back door or basement windows.

She faces charges of breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, as well as illegally owning and storing a cache of nine firearms. Police found the guns in the back of Beaudoin's white Mitsubishi Lancer.

She is the latest in a series of attractive convicts to captivate the Internet.

In July 2010 Meagan McCullough, a Florida mother, was arrested for "driving under the influence''.

Her tearful mugshot in an orange jumpsuit spawned several memes including one that said "I guess it's true...looks do kill".

Earlier this year, a mugshot of ex-convict Jeremy Meeks was released after his arrest in Stockton, California, for possessing a firearm. His smouldering looks and steel-blue eyes made him an Internet sensation.

In June, his lawyer told the Mail Online that Meeks was in talks with top fashion designers to dress him for his trial. But that turned out to be untrue.


This article was first published on Nov 19, 2014.
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