Sexual offenses in Quebec: he is found in British Columbia after several months on the run

Sexual offenses in Quebec: he is found in British Columbia after ;s several months on the run

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A 49-year-old man who fled the province in the midst of a legal process last winter was repatriated to Quebec City on Wednesday from British Columbia to face sex crimes charges.

The 40-year-old faces several charges, including sexual assault, sexual interference with a victim under 16 and corruption of a child.  

An investigation by the Family Crimes and Sexual Assault Unit of the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ) has established that the alleged acts occurred in 2017 and 2018. 

But when he was due to appear in court last winter, the suspect was nowhere to be found. An arrest warrant was then issued to find and arrest him. 

“Investigators received information that the suspect was in another Canadian province, and had been for several months,” said SPVQ spokesperson Marie-Pier Rivard, however. 

It was ultimately in the city of Surrey, British Columbia, that the fugitive was found in the last days. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested him on August 5. 

The warrant authorizing the detention of the man in Quebec has been issued and investigators from the police force of the Old Capital were able to take care of the 40-year-old and repatriate him to the province.

He will appear in court on Wednesday in Quebec City. 

More information coming soon…