Po­lice News

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

As part of Op­er­a­tion VAC­CIN, a Canadaw­ide po­lice op­er­a­tion that tar­gets drink­ing and driv­ing, of­fi­cers with the Sureté du Que­bec and the Sher­brooke po­lice force set up a road­block in the roundabout at the in­ter­sec­tion of routes 147 and 143, last Satur­day. Be­tween 12:30 am and 2:00 am, 125 driv­ers were in­ter­cepted and none were charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence. Po­lice noted that many of the driv­ers had been ‘des­ig­nated’ and oth­ers were ac­com­pa­nied by Nez Rouge vol­un­teers. All of the driv­ers in­ter­cepted re­ceived a hol­i­day card cre­ated es­pe­cially by the part­ners of Op­er­a­tion VAC­CIN to re­mind them that is easy to avoid prob­lems, when al­co­hol is in­volved, by plan­ning re­turn trips in ad­vance.

The SQ in­ves­tiga­tive team that looks into the sex­ual ex­ploita­tion of chil­dren made two more ar­rests last Wed­nes­day. Fer­nand Fortin, a 56 year-old man liv­ing in St. De­nis de Bromp­ton, and Serge Ri­vard, a 66 yearold man liv­ing in Ma­gog, ap­peared at the Sher­brooke court­house to face charges. Fer­nand Fortin must re­spond to charges of pos­ses­sion, dis­tri­bu­tion and ac­cess to child pornog­ra­phy. Serge Ri­vard faces charges of pos­ses­sion, pro­duc­tion, dis­tri­bu­tion and ac­cess to child pornog­ra­phy as well as pos­ses­sion of cannabis.

The two men were de­tected on the in­ter­net by the in­ves­ti­ga­tors of the ESEI team. Searches at their homes found com­puter ma­te­rial which was seized for anal­y­sis. Op­er­a­tion Main­mise has led to 29 ar­rests, in Novem­ber, and is the big­gest po­lice op­er­a­tion re­lated to child pornog­ra­phy to date in Que­bec.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about sex­ual preda­tors can com­mu­ni­cate with the po­lice at 1 800 659-4264 or cy­beraide.ca.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.