MIL-OSI Security: Moncton — New information leads to renewed appeal for public’s help with historical sexual misconduct investigation

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Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Codiac Regional RCMP is continuing to investigate historical sexual assault offences by a male teacher in Moncton, N.B., following new information brought forward by alleged victims and witnesses.

“We have heard from many people in the past few weeks, who have shared information regarding alleged incidents dating as far back as 1968, and as recently as 2003,” says Sgt. Mathieu Roy, with the General Investigations Section of the Codiac Regional RCMP. “Based on the information disclosed to us, we have reason to believe there may be other victims, or witnesses that could help our investigation. We are still actively interviewing people, and collecting information.”

The investigation began in August 2021, when the Codiac Regional RCMP received a complaint about sexual assault incidents involving a male teacher at École Champlain elementary, in Moncton, in 1987 and 1988. Following a police investigation, a then-75-year-old man was arrested in January 2022 in connection with the complaint.

On April 4, Paul J. Maillet, from Notre-Dame, was charged in Moncton Provincial Court with invitation to sexual touching, sexual assault, and acts of gross indecency. He was released on conditions, pending a future court date. There is a court-imposed publication ban on any information that could potentially identify the alleged victim.

“If you have information that could help our investigation, please call Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400,” says Sgt. Roy. “Please know you can come to us, and you will be treated with compassion, care and discretion by trained and experienced investigators. You are not alone. We are here to support you.”

Sexual assault is a serious crime, and the New Brunswick RCMP investigates every complaint thoroughly, with the utmost professionalism and care. A complaint for sexual offences can be made at any time, no matter how far back the incident happened. If you are a survivor of sexual assault or harassment, or if you have information about a crime of sexual nature that may assist an ongoing investigation, please contact the RCMP at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267). If you would like to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

The investigation is ongoing.

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