MAGOG — Police are warning parents and young people in the area to be on the lookout after two men have been arrested for child luring internet activities in Magog and Sherbrooke.
Police say on Saturday, Carl Champigny, 25, of Sherbrooke, was arrested after a 35-year-old woman posing as a 14-year-old girl on Facebook alerted police that he was attempting to meet her for an encounter that was sexual in nature.
Police and investigators were informed and prepared for the arrest at the scene of the appointment, located on rue St-Patrice Est in Magog.
Champigny in accused of coming into contact with a person under 16 to commit a crime, as well as possession of a prohibited weapon after police found him in possession of a taser.
Then on Thursday, Frédéric Beaudoin, 32, of Magog, was arrested after an investigation began when seven girls from Magog, ages 14 through 16, were attempted to be lured to his home for a babysitting or house cleaning job he had advertised on social media.
“Four girls have refused to appear in person, but three others had gone,” Lieutenant Sylvain Guay of the Memphremagog Police said. “One of them was a victim of sexual contact on April 16.”
Police say Beaudoin face several charges, including communicating with a person under 16 to commit a crime, sexual contact, and possession of cannabis.
He was scheduled to appear Friday at the Sherbrooke courthouse.