Sûreté du Québec spokesman accused of sexual assault on a minor

The crimes are alleged to have occurred in the municipality of Cloridorme, in the Gaspésie.

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A spokesman for the Sûreté du Québec in Gaspésie is suspected of having committed acts of a sexual nature with a minor. Sergeant Claude Doiron appeared Monday morning at the Percé court.

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According to the indictment, of which The Canadian Press obtained a copy, Doiron, 60, is alleged to have “sexually touched a part of the body of … a child under the age of 14 between May 1 and of September. 30, 1988.” The alleged victim was 12 years old at the time. Doirón was 25 years old.

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Doiron is accused of inciting the victim to touch him and of sexually assaulting the victim.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred in the municipality of Cloridorme, in the Gaspésie.

The judge issued a publication ban to protect the identity of the victim.

Doiron’s lawyer, Jean-François Boucher, indicated that during his client’s appearance, he did not present any arguments and that he reserved the choice of trial method.

The case will return to court at the end of September. Meanwhile, Boucher said he will study the evidence.

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Doiron was not yet an employee of the Sûreté du Québec at the time of the alleged acts.

With 20 years of experience as a police officer on the provincial force, Doiron became a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec for the Gaspésie and Bas-St-Laurent regions in 2012. As such, he was regularly called upon to appear in the media Communication at various events. .

He was due to retire in the next few days, confirmed The Canadian Press.

His SQ media relations colleague, Sgt. Ann Mathieu said: “We are very sensitive to the fact that there is a victim behind these allegations and that we need to deal with her as well. We will let the legal process take its course.”

This story was produced with the financial assistance of Meta and the Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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