Account Login/Registration

Access KamloopsBCNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Canadian gymnast arrested for alleged sex offences against minors

Quebec gymnast Thierry Pellerin has been arrested at his home near Quebec City for alleged sex offences committed against several minors.

Police in Levis say the 22−year−old athlete was arrested Thursday and will appear in court later today, where he could face charges of luring a child, invitation to sexual touching, making child pornography and making sexually explicit material available to a child.


Police said in a news release that the investigation began last month when they were made aware of a potential child−luring situation.

Search and arrest warrants were issued, and provincial police technological crime specialists helped the Levis police investigators analyze the suspect’s electronics.

Police say Pellerin, who competes internationally, was often in contact with minor−aged athletes and allegedly used social media to commit the crimes.

Levis police say there could be more victims, and they are encouraging anyone with information to contact them.



Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Send your comments, news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to [email protected].

To report a typo, send an email to [email protected].





Sat
25℃


Sun
28℃


Mon
29℃


Tue
25℃


Wed
21℃


Thu
23℃

Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin