Charbonneau, a 35-year-old Laval resident, was arrested in a sexual assault case in 2020. Since then, several more victims have been identified. The facts would have taken place in Quebec and Laval.
The man was scheduled to appear in court on May 31, 2021, but he never showed up. In December of the same year, the Sûreté du Québec announced that he was in Mexico. He was subsequently placed on Canada’s Bolo Program Most Wanted Refugee List (New Window). A $50,000 reward has been offered to help locate it.
According to the Integrated Pimping Team (ÉILP), Charbonneau was recently arrested in Mexico and extradited to Canada. After being greeted by the Toronto Police Service’s Toronto Fugitive Squad, he was transferred to the IPE for his move to Quebec.
The Sûreté du Québec, which oversees the ÉILP, could not specify when or in which Mexican city the accused was arrested. The Toronto Police Service did not respond to Radio-Canada’s call.
It is thanks to a collaboration between ÉILP, the Canada Border Services Agency and the United States Marshals Service that Blake Charbonneau was located and arrested, according to an ÉILP press release issued Saturday.
According to ÉILP, Charbonneau will appear outside the Quebec courthouse at a later date. He faces charges of sexual assault, sexual assault with a gun, aggravated sexual assault, soliciting sexual services, including from a minor, and pimping.