A26year-old man was arrested on April 23rd, in Sherbrooke, in connection with child pornography. Pierre-Emmanuel Monast appeared in the Sherbrooke Court House the same day to face charges of possession, production and accessing child pornography, as well as extortion and making threats. Officers with the Sureté du Quebec, and also members of the special ESEI team that investigates the sexual exploitation of children on the internet, searched the suspect’s home and computer material was seized to be analyzed.
The Equipe d’enquetes sur l’exploitation sexuelle des enfants sur internet (ESEI) brings together Sureté du Quebec and RCMP investigators. Since its founding in 2003, close to three hundred arrests have been made in connection with the sexual exploitation of children. Any information that the public may have about the suspect can be called in to the SQ’s Centrale de l’information criminelle at 1 800 6594264. The public can also alert the police to any situation of sexual exploitation of children on the internet at cyberaide.ca.
SQ officers seized 55 cartons of illegal cigarettes
in an apartment on Principale North, in Richmond, on April 23rd. The police also found and seized two illegally stored firearms in the apartment. The owner of the apartment, who was a 74 year-old man, was questioned by police and will face charges related to the taxing of tobacco and the firearms. The operation, which involved a dozen officers and two police dogs, followed a short investigation after the police received information from the public.
Three women were arrested on separate occasions, over the weekend, for drinking and driving. On Saturday evening a 56 yearold Sherbrooke woman entered a Windsor restaurant in an inebriated state. The police were called when she left the restaurant in her vehicle, despite citizens trying to stop her, and she was soon intercepted by the police. The second woman was a 44 year-old from Norbertville who was stopped and arrested in Richmond, on the 26th, after police noticed her driving erratically. Also on Sunday night, a woman in her sixties missed a curve in St. Denis de Brompton and hit a hydro pole. The electric wires fell on her vehicle, which was a total loss, and she had to remain in the car until the electricity was shut off. The driver actually tried to drive off even after the officers told her not to move because of the electrical wires. She was eventually taken to the hospital with minor wounds and a blood test was done to determine her alcohol level.
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