Police are not ruling out that a 26-year-old man from Côte-de-Beaupré accused of sexually assaulting a minor in Bas-Saint-Laurent could have other victims.
Maxime Carbonneau, 26, from Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, was arrested in Amqui at the MRC de la Matapédia on February 5, 2023.
According to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), he was charged the next day in the Amqui courthouse with computer loosening, sexually assaulting a minor and inciting sexual contact with a minor.
The alleged acts allegedly took place between January 30 and February 5 in Amqui.
“The suspect was already the subject of the same charge (sic) in events that occurred this time in the summer of 2021 in L’Ange-Gardien in the MRC Côte-de-Beaupré,” the police press release reads.
However, the file is still active on the SQ. Due to his work as a “traveling” nurse, Carbonneau could be asked to travel to different regions of the province, sources said.
“Investigations tend to show that the suspect may have had other underage victims elsewhere in Quebec,” police said.
The defendant would have used various profiles on the networks to get in touch with his alleged victims, particularly on Snapchat, where he was known by the names “Seb Dumas” and “Seb_MMJ”.
The serial crime investigation administrative structure was put in place “since several victims were identified.”
Coordinated by the SQ, this structure allows police resources to be pooled across the province to more quickly arrest offenders and identify crimes committed.
The public can send any information confidentially to the Sûreté du Québec Crime Information Center at 1-800-659-4264.
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