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Child Luring: Call-out to Victims
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News release
Child Luring: Call-out to Victims

Gatineau, April 22, 2020. – The Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG) is calling out to victims of child luring. Rock Sanscartier, a 35-year-old resident of Gatineau, allegedly contacted minors through the popular Fortnite online game to ask them for sexually explicit photos.


Quick facts

The first contacts would have taken place through the Fortnite game platform, where several users can play online simultaneously. Users can communicate with each other verbally.
After establishing that first contact, Mr. Sanscartier would have contacted his victims through the Messenger app, whose accounts are generally linked to the Fornite profile.
He would then have asked his victims to send him sexually explicit photos. Payment was allegedly offered to one of the victims in exchange for the shot.
The pseudonym used by Mr. Sanscartier on the Fortnite platform was “Explicit Qc 420-62”. His Messenger account showed his real name.
So far, the investigation has determined that Mr. Sanscartier would have invited minors to his home in the Buckingham sector in Gatineau.
The modus operandi used by Mr. Sanscartier and the tremendous popularity of online games lead the SPVG to believe that he may have other victims through this or other sites.

Prevention

The SPVG urges parents and teens to be extra prudent when playing online games, using chat line apps or sending photos.
It is recommended that the computers, smart phones and electronic tablets of children and teens be checked to ensure that they personally know the people they are communicating with.
Talking to them remains the best way to make children aware and ensure that they report suspicious behaviours online.
Thus, the SPVG is counting on families to be vigilant, particularly during this time of COVID-19 confinement, when young people have more time to spend on online games.

The SPVG urges anyone who may have been a victim of Rock Sanscartier to file a complaint with their local police or to call 819-243-INFO (4636), option 5.

Images

Rock Sanscartier
Rock Sanscrtier - Messenger profile picture

Associated links

#KEEPITPRIVATE

Canadian center for child protection

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Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau
Source
Andrée East
Agente relationniste
Service de police
Ville de Gatineau
east.andree@gatineau.ca
@policegatineau

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Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 285 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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