Laval police are searching for potential underage victims of sexual exploitation after the arrest of Michel Fradette, a convicted pedophile.
Police say Fradette, a 39-year-old man, tried to solicit sexual favours from a 12-year-old girl. His cellphone allegedly had thousands of photos and videos containing child pornography.
According to the Laval police force, he was forbidden to have a cellphone in his possession.
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At the time of his most recent arrest, Fradette was on parole after he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and assaulting a nine-year-old girl.
Laval police and investigators say they have reason to believe there could be other underage victims in connection with Fradette’s most recent arrest.
Opération #DÉFENSIF visant les abuseurs : un récidiviste arrêté. On demande l’aide du public pour trouver d’autres victimes de Michel Fradette, 39 ans. #Laval #enquêtehttps://t.co/EEuyIuRzt9 pic.twitter.com/OorYFiIkBa
— Police Laval (@policelaval) May 7, 2019
Another individual is still wanted since his arrest in 2016, according to police. A Canada-wide warrant is in effect against 53-year-old Oktay Guzel, who’s wanted in connection with sexual exploitation of minors.
Officials say he could be “somewhere in Western Canada.”
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call the Laval Police Department at 450-662-4636. All calls will be treated confidentially.