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Canada Longueuil police search for potential sexual assault victims of retired teacher

17:55  10 february  2020
17:55  10 february  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Longueuil police are asking for the public’s help in identifying potential sexual assault victims in Canada and the United States following the arrest of François (Frank) Lamarre on Tuesday. “We know it takes a lot of courage for people to come forward when you’ re a victim of that type of crime,” Sgt.

READ MORE: Longueuil police search for potential victims after arrest of ex-Montreal police officer, hockey coach. Lamarre faces charges of gross indecency, indecent exposure, sexual assault , sexual touching and invitation to sexual touching involving four children, aged nine to 16 years old at the time.

a man wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: Jean-Pierre Guertin, 60, was arrested in February.© Longueuil police Jean-Pierre Guertin, 60, was arrested in February.

Longueuil police are seeking potential victims of sexual assault following the arrest of a former high school teacher.

Jean-Pierre Guertin, 60, was arrested on Feb. 4 and appeared in court last week in relation to alleged sexual offences involving a teenage girl. He was released under strict conditions.

The accused worked at three high schools on Montreal's south shore, including École secondaire de Mortagne in Boucherville from 1985 to 1987.

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Longueuil police have turned to the public in an effort to determine whether a 54-year-old man alleged to have sexually assaulted a minor had other victims . St-Hubert resident Ahcene Ramdane Pacha was arrested Monday in connection with a complaint filed with police concerning the sexual assault

LONGUEUIL — Longueuil police are asking for potential victims of sexual assault by Élie Séraphin to come forward. According to authorities, the 61-year-old man was arrested in Vieux- Longueuil on April 28. Séraphin is charged with having sexual relations without disclosing the fact he is HIV-positive.

Guertin then worked at Gérard-Filion and Jacques-Rousseau high schools in Longueuil, according to police. He has since retired.

Police say his arrest followed a formal complaint filed with investigators last spring. Their investigation has revealed other elements that suggest Guertin engaged in "problematic behaviour" for several years.

Investigators say Guertin was in contact with teenage girls during his teaching role. They have reason to believe there are other potential victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 450-463-7211. All information is treated confidentially.

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