Investigators from the Sexual Assault Section of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), in collaboration with the Régie intermunicipale de police Richelieu-Saint-Laurent, the Saint-Jérôme police service and the Sûreté du Québec, have arrested Samuel Moderie on Wednesday.
Samuel Moderie, 28, was arrested by the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) for sexual assault after an investigation stemming from complaints filed by three victims.
The alleged sexual predator allegedly assaulted three women in as many separate encounters, following contact made via the Tinder application, on Friday July 1 and December 16, 2022, as well as Friday January 6 last.
According to the police, Moderie's plan was to go to the homes of his victims, then take advantage of their inattention to drug them.
As soon as they were unconscious, he raped them, filmed them without their knowledge and stole their personal property.
The suspect allegedly used this scheme to assault at least five women. At present, three of them have agreed to file a complaint. We have reason to believe that there could be several other victims, said Commander Line Lemay, head of the Sexual Assault Section at the SPVM.
“I would like to acknowledge the courage of the victims who have contacted us so far. It is thanks to their testimonies that we were able to start an investigation and prevent the suspect from having other victims. »
— Line Lemay, Commander and Head of the Sexual Assault Section at the SPVM
Commander Line Lemay, Head of the Sexual Assault Section .
Investigators from the SPVM's Sexual Assault Section, in collaboration with the Richelieu-Saint-Laurent Intermunicipal Police Board, the Saint-Jérôme Police Department and the Sûreté du Québec, arrested the suspect on Wednesday. .
Samuel Moderie appeared on Thursday to face charges of sexual assault and administering a noxious substance.
I am asking anyone who thinks they have been victims of Samuel Moderie to contact our sexual assault section directly by calling 514 280-8502. Our specialized investigation staff will take the time to welcome you and listen to you. All means will be deployed to provide you with the necessary support, added Commander Lemay.
Samuel Moderie is a white-skinned man who speaks French.
He is 1.78m tall and weighs 80kg. He has brown hair and eyes. He sports tattoos on his chest and right arm.
Montreal police have provided a photo to help potential victims identify him.
The SPVM has provided an image of the tattoos of the alleged sexual aggressor Samuel Moderie, which could help potential victims to recognize him.
Anyone who may have been a victim or who knows someone who may have been a victim of Samuel Moderie is invited to go to a neighborhood station, to call 514 280-8502 or to dial 911 to file a formal complaint or to make a statement to this effect.
Anyone who wishes to provide information anonymously and confidentially can do so by contacting Info-Crime Montreal at 514 393-1133 or by using the reporting form available on the infocrimemontreal website. ca.