Police News – Internet can be dangerous
Two men were arrested last week for communicating with minors over the internet and one is also accused of sexual contact with a minor. The most recent arrest was of a 32 year-old Magog man who approached seven young girls on Facebook, pretending to need a babysitter or a house cleaner for his home on chemin Ruisseau Rouge. Four of the girls refused to go the man’s home but three others did. One of those was a victim of sexual contact on April 16th.
Following the complaint to the police, the Regie de police Memphremagog began an investigation and the suspect, Frederic Beaudoin, was soon arrested.
The first arrest took place on April 23rd, also in Magog, after a 35 year-old woman, pretending to be a fourteen year-old, set a trap for a 25 year-old man on social media. The woman was contacted by the man who asked for acts of a sexual nature. She agreed to meet with him on Saint Patrice East, then told the police of the meeting. The police arrived at the site and arrested Carl Champigny, of Sherbrooke. He was accused of trying to communicate with a minor with plans to commit a crime and possession of a banned weapon, in this case a Taser.