Priest arrested for sexual assault – Montreal police looking for other potential victims


Investigators of the Sexual Assault Module of the Major Crime Section of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) have arrested a priest for sexual crimes. The suspect is charged in three files. The alleged acts were committed between 1994 and 2011. Investigators believe there may be other victims.

The suspect, Brian Boucher, 56, appeared today in Quebec Court. He faces charges for sexual interference, sexual contact, sexual assault, and break and enter. He was released under conditions, notably not to be in the presence of minors.

The suspect was first arrested January 12, 2017. He was then released with a promise to appear with conditions. Investigators again arrested him March 1, 2017, in relation to two other complaints. That investigation was initiated following a complaint received at the end of August, 2015. Police were able to count on the full collaboration of the Archdiocese of Montreal in their investigation.

The suspect frequented 10 churches between 1985 and 2015, most of them located in the western portion of Montreal. These churches are located, more precisely, in the following towns and boroughs: Senneville, LaSalle, Dorval, Town of Mount Royal and downtown Montreal.

Anyone who has been a victim or who knows someone who may have been a victim of Brian Boucher is invited to visit the police station in his neighborhood or contact 9-1-1.

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