Two cops accused of rape
On the night of February 5th, a group of police officers had a friendly gathering at the Liquor Store in Magog. At one point during the evening, two members of the group began speaking with a local young lady who happened to be there. At first, the two fellows, who did not know her, introduced themselves as being construction workers. Since the young lady did not show a particular liking for this type of work, they quickly changed the course of the conversation, admitting that they were cops. The 24 year-old officer worked part time with the Memphremagog municipal police last summer. He was about to or had recently joined the Sherbrooke police, his 30 year-old friend’s employer. Sometime in the evening, the young woman decided to leave the bar. The two officers, whose names cannot be revealed for now, offered her a lift home to Merry street in Magog. As of now, no one knows if she invited them up to her apartment but, at any rate, the two young men that she had, allegedly, trusted as reliable, followed her into her home, and allegedly jumped on her and raped her. According to her version to the police, she tried to hide in her bathroom but the abusers found a way to open the door.
A few days after the event, the young lady and her father went to the Quebec police to file a complaint against the two assailants. Since the raping took place in Magog, the Quebec police referred the complainants back to the Memphremagog municipal police. But the complaint finally came back to the Quebec police, since two municipal policemen were involved. A couple of provincial detectives were then assigned to the case and several people, including the two cops concerned, were seen and questioned about that evening’s activities. The case itself was put into the hands of a prosecutor in Longueuil. While the complaint is going forward, the Sherbrooke officer has not been suspended but assigned to clerical duties. The two are considered innocent until proven guilty.