January 29, 2023

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Once acquitted, a pedophile is likely to be charged again

It wouldn’t have taken long to get revenge again with a 13-year-old boy who was allegedly sexually assaulted in Longueuil.

Styve Chouinard, 30, used a lot of maneuvering to achieve his goals.

He allegedly befriended a 13-year-old boy after the boy’s mother convinced him he was 16, the Service de police de l’urbaine de Longueuil (SPAL) explained.

The homeless man used the arrangement to sexually assault the teenager on multiple occasions, it has been reported.

The alleged facts took place between June 25 and July 8.

Chouinard was handcuffed last Wednesday.

He faces several charges, including sexual assault.

He was also charged with failing to comply with conditions as he was not allowed to be in the presence of under-16s.

Last month, he was arrested by Saint-Jérôme police and later accused of luring two minors into committing sex crimes.

On June 7, Judge Sophie Laverge ordered his release pending his trial with several conditions.

The Crown did not object.

Then in a completely different file, Chouinard signed a no-contact order in connection with a story about sexually abusing another minor, said Crown prosecutor Mee Catherine Perrault of the Saint-Jérôme court.

Two weeks after his release, he would offend again.

Longueville police fear he may have caused other casualties.

This time, state prosecutor Mee Anne Cowin has announced that she will oppose his release.

He remains in custody pending his next hearing scheduled for tomorrow.

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Longueuil agglomeration police are asking for the public’s assistance, and are asking any victims or whose child came into contact with Styve Chouinard to contact their service at 450 463-7211.

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