An individual who allegedly tracked two teenage girls under the age of 14 on the Internet in recent months was cut off Thursday by the Sherbrooke Police Service.
The suspect reportedly contacted a 13-year-old girl from Gatineau and a 14-year-old from Sherbrooke. He would have held conversations with them sexually.
With the alleged victim of Sherbrooke, he even had a meeting. During this “appointment”, he allegedly committed a sexual assault.
“It was the relatives of the victims who got in touch with us. An investigation was made and we proceeded to the arrest of the suspect, “says the spokesman of the Sherbrooke Police Service, Martin Carrier.
Computer luring charges of a person under the age of 14, incitement to sexual touching, production and distribution of child pornography and sexual assault should be lodged against the 20-year-old at the courthouse. Sherbrooke.
Some of these charges are punishable by minimum prison sentences.
“The suspect and teens have made contact on social media,” says Carrier.
The SPS worked closely with the cybercrime specialists of the Sûreté du Québec in this case.