Six Quebec seminary students arrested for alleged child-porn offences

Six Quebec seminary students arrested for alleged child-porn offences
Six Quebec seminary students arrested for alleged child-porn offences

Quebec City police say they have arrested six seminary students aged between 12 and 14 for alleged possession and distribution of child pornography.

Published on: May 3, 2018 | Last Updated: May 3, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

Séminaire des Pères Maristes. Séminaire des Pères Maristes

Quebec City police say they have arrested six seminary students aged between 12 and 14 for alleged possession and distribution of child pornography.

They allegedly were distributing intimate photos of young girls.

The six were arrested Wednesday and freed on a promise to appear at a later date. They are prohibited from all contact with the alleged victims.

Police were alerted in mid-April by authorities at the Séminaire des Pères Maristes.

On Thursday morning, Quebec education minister Sébastien Proulx said the affair was “worrisome” but said he would not prohibit the use of cellphones in classes, as is the case in France.

“It’s part of their life and our lives,” he said. “We need to learn to work with these devices.”

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