Accused of sex crimes, Steven Laurette will stand trial in April
Steven Laurette, 44, from Tétagouche-Sud, near Bathurst, will stand trial for assault sexual assault and sexual touching of a minor from April 15 to 25 before the Court of King's Bench at the Bathurst courthouse.
The accused pleaded not guilty to alleged facts, which would have occurred between December 1, 2018 and March 12, 2019 in Petit-Rocher and the surrounding area.
In addition, Steven Laurette's obstruction of justice and breach of condition trial scheduled for Tuesday in Bathurst Provincial Court has been adjourned to May 12 at the request of the defence.
The former Bathurst police chief mentioned Steven Laurette's name in the Madison Roy-Boudreau disappearance case but refused to name him as a suspect in this case . No charges have been laid in this case.
Madison Roy-Boudreau was last seen on May 11, 2021. A few months later, police reported hearing that the teenager had been the victim of a murder. His body was never found despite intensive searches.