A 49-year-old man who fled the province in the middle of a court case last winter was repatriated from British Columbia to Quebec City on Wednesday to face sex crimes charges.
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The 40-year-old faces multiple charges including sexual assault, sexually assaulting a victim under the age of 16 and corrupting a child.
An investigation by the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ) Family Crimes and Sexual Assault Unit found the alleged offenses took place in 2017 and 2018.
But when he was due to appear in court last winter, the suspect was nowhere to be found. A warrant was then issued to find and arrest him.
“Investigators have received information that the suspect has been in another Canadian province for several months,” said SPVQ spokeswoman Marie-Pier Rivard.
Finally, in the last few days, the fugitive was found in the city of Surrey, British Columbia. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested him on August 5.
The warrant for the man’s arrest in Quebec was issued, and investigators from the old capital’s police force were able to take over the 40-something and bring him back to the provinces.
He will appear in court in Quebec on Wednesday.
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