The alleged attacker arrested in Quebec was already charged with sex crimes

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The alleged assailant arrested in Quebec City was already charged with sex crimes

Christian Byiringiro would have done about twenty victims in the Trois-Rivières region and three in Quebec.

Christian Byiringiro, 25, faces multiple charges for alleged sex crimes. (File photo)

The 25-year-old man who was arrested for various alleged sex crimes Thursday evening in Quebec City was already facing 48 charges for similar acts he allegedly committed in the Trois-Rivières region.

Christian Byiringiro appeared at the Quebec City courthouse on Friday afternoon to answer one count of sexual assault and three counts of sexual harassment against three alleged victims, all minors.

Byiringiro allegedly assaulted and sexually harassed a 17-year-old girl. The other two alleged victims are 14 and 16 years old. They allegedly suffered sexual harassment from the twenty-something.

The offenses alleged against him occurred on Wednesday and Thursday, March 1 and 2. The accused reserved his choice by postponing his plea to a later stage of the case.

The Quebec City Police Department arrested Christian Byiringiro on Thursday evening after he was the subject of a denunciation for sexual assault the day before.

The alleged victim, the 17-year-old girl, was allegedly assaulted on Wednesday morning on her way to school. The girl is a student at De Rochebelle secondary school, located in the Sainte-Foy sector.

Byiringiro's case will return to court on Monday for the pro forma investigation. The accused will remain in custody until further notice.

The 25-year-old man was already facing 48 criminal charges in the judicial district of Trois-Rivières, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual interference and assault.

It would have made about twenty victims, including at least one who was a minor at the time of the alleged acts, which would have taken place in 2021.

Christian Byiringiro was released in December 2021. Following his arrest in Quebec, an arrest warrant was issued Friday in Trois-Rivières to revoke his conditions of release.

After his appearance on Friday, Judge René De La Sablonnière ordered the transfer of the accused to Trois-Rivières.

Note that this x27; is Judge Matthieu Poliquin, the very man who made headlines last year after granting a conditional discharge to sex offender Simon Houle, who had authorized the parole of Christian Byiringiro.

Aimed by numerous ethics complaints in the wake of the judgment rendered against Simon Houle, Judge Poliquin was cleared by the Judicial Council on November 23 last.

With the collaboration of Yannick Bergeron, Camille Carpentier, Audrey Paris and Louis-Philippe Arsenault

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