Gatineau: a man of 27 years accused of child luring

Gatineau: un homme de 27 ans accusé de leurre d'enfants

GATINEAU – police in Gatineau believes that a man of 27 years, arrested for luring children, may have had other victims he met via the popular social networks.

Jean-Simon Leblanc-Jalette, of Gatineau, faces charges of luring, sexual contact and have been made accessible to a child sexually explicit material, all filed against him following an investigation of several months, searches and expert reports, has reported to the police by news release Thursday.

“Between the months of January and April 2019, Mr. Leblanc-Jalette came into contact with two underage girls, including one under the age of 16 years, through applications that are popular with teens,” explained the police.

According to investigators, as early as quickly, the individual would have held about “sexual in nature”, and sent intimate photos of himself to his interlocutors.

Knowing that the two young girls were minor, Mr. Leblanc-Jalette asked them for sexually explicit photos, has supported the police.

“Mr. Leblanc-Jalette was also able to convince one of the two young girls to go to his meeting. He took advantage of the occasion to make him of touching”, a-t-on supported in the release.

The investigators have reasons to believe that there might have been other victims as well in Gatineau as elsewhere. They recommend the parents to check the accounts of their children using popular apps like Facebook, Messenger, or Snapchat. It is thought that Jean-Simon Leblanc-Jalette was using his own identity or the name Jean Duclos.

“Any person believing they have been a victim of Mr. Leblanc-Jalette, or who has information is asked to call the 819 243-INFO (4636), option 5 or contact the local police,” said the police.

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