Yan Lescard, a Montreal 41-year-old has been arrested in connection with child pornography, then accused, has announced the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) on Friday night.
The individual was arrested on Thursday and appeared by telephone on Friday under charges of possession and distribution of child pornography and accessing information.
He was arrested by investigators from the SQ, specialized in the field of sexual exploitation of children on the internet. A search took place at the home of the suspect and the computer equipment was seized for analysis, stressed the SQ, adding that, in this type of case, its investigators “are working in close collaboration with the royal Canadian mounted police and all municipal police officers”.
“Since the implementation of the provincial strategy of the Sûreté du Québec in the fight against the sexual exploitation of children in 2012, nearly 850 arrests have been made, has mentioned the SQ. Thanks to this, hundreds of victims have been identified.”
The public may report any situation of sexual exploitation of young on the internet at the following address: cybertip.ca.