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Quebec provincial police are in search of a person suspected of sexually exploiting and assaulting a number of victims and providing a $50,000 reward to anybody who helps authorities discover him.
Blake Charbonneau, 35, is from Laval, Que., and police say he’s “extraordinarily harmful.” Based on the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), Charbonneau pimped his victims and dedicated sexual assaults at gunpoint.
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To date, authorities have 4 victims within the case, however Insp. Pierre Mathieu Vivier mentioned earlier this week that police imagine there are doubtless extra.
The SQ’s Job Power In opposition to Sexual Exploitation has included the case within the pan-Canadian BOLO program, which is a “Most Wished Listing” that will get plenty of media and social media consideration, in addition to digital shows and billboards (they are going to be in Montreal, Laval, Terrebonne and Quebec Metropolis) and warned the general public that police are looking for the suspect.
“Along with controlling his victims and forcing them into the intercourse commerce, he violently and sexually assaulted a number of ladies he met on social media platforms,” the group mentioned in an announcement on the case.
BOLO, funded by the Stéphane Crétier Basis, is providing a $50,000 reward to anybody whose data helps police monitor the fugitive.
“We’re performing to extend the police power’s wished reviews,” mentioned Maxime Langlois, director of the BOLO program.
“Put merely, we guarantee these communications attain residents in the appropriate place on the proper time through the use of the appropriate channels and by donating [people] the appropriate incentive. Primarily, it is about cash. We will probably be spending vital sums over the subsequent few weeks to spotlight this case,” Langlois mentioned.
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Police arrested Charbonneau on March 19, 2020 and he was on account of seem in courtroom on Might 31, however didn’t present up.
His arrest was initially associated to crimes dedicated in opposition to a sufferer and police didn’t see a must preserve him behind bars pending his courtroom date, Vivier mentioned.
“There was nothing on the time that led us to imagine that Charbonneau wouldn’t face trial. Our investigators solely decided the severity of the crimes and the variety of victims (three others got here ahead) afterwards. At the moment, Pan-Canadian arrest warrants had been issued in opposition to him.”
The suspect is needed for sexual exploitation of his victims (pimping), life-threatening sexual assault, sexual assault with a gun, sexual assault with the assistance of a 3rd get together, and extra.
Canada-wide arrest warrants have been issued for the 35-year-old. The fugitive is 1.70 meters tall, has brown hair, blue eyes and a small tattoo on his proper shoulder. Based on police, he speaks French, English and Spanish.
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The $50,000 reward is accessible by means of July 12, and the BOLO program, working in partnership with Solar Youth, is making certain all data is stored confidential.
Police say anybody who helps Charbonneau evade arrest could possibly be subsequently thought-about an confederate and charged.
BOLO is an acronym for the English phrase “Be On the Look Out” and has been in operation since 2018. It has been utilized in 16 circumstances to this point, leading to six arrests.
Charbonneau’s case marks the primary time this program has been utilized in Quebec.
Anybody with details about the suspect ought to contact the Quebec Provincial Police Division at 1-800-659-4264, e mail email@example.com, or name 911.