Two men from Laval among 31 suspects facing child pornography charges

Two men from Laval are among 31 suspects arrested across Quebec late last week in connection with child pornography and other sexual offences involving minors.

The names of Loïc Moquin-Léger, 38, of Laval, and Jacques Normandeau, 69, also from Laval, appeared on a long list of men ranging in age from 37 to 79 years, released by a province-wide integrated police force unit dedicated to combatting child pornography.

The arrests culminated an investigation that started last fall involving the Sûreté du Québec as well as police forces from Laval, Longueuil, Québec, Gatineau and Montreal.

The arrests were made from Jan. 23 – 26. During the execution of court-mandated warrants, police searched suspects’ homes and computers.

The charges include luring, conspiracy to commit a sexual offence against a child, making sexually explicit material available to a child, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, sexual assault, and possessing, distributing and producing child pornography.