The 18-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting the girl in Quebec before driving to Saint-Témiscamingue in Quebec’s Mauricie region and dropping her off. He allegedly took back the driver’s licence he gave the teen in exchange for the ride.
The three suspects were arrested on Thursday after officers showed up at the teen’s house where she lived. They had been in contact with the girl for a few days after contacting her on Facebook. The girl told them that she had been assaulted by a friend of her friend’s uncle on 11 September in Saint-Témiscamingue.
The suspects are brothers in their early teens and are from Saint-Témiscamingue. They reportedly confessed to the charges on Monday. Both brothers have also been charged with assaulting the girl and forcible confinement and sexual assault. They have been arrested and are being held in a detention centre, pending their next court appearance.
Police do not believe there are any other victims of the three suspects. “With the help of a witness the victims told investigators what had happened. There may be another person who would want to come forward,” Sergeant Lionel St-Pierre of the Équipe de la police du Mauricie said in a statement.
Earlier this year, a video surfaced of five members of Canadian Forces band who were said to be popular junior high school students. Five of the men were later arrested and charged with assault and making a child video available online for others to see. One of the men has already been sentenced to 18 months in prison and the other four will return to court next month.