Investigators from the Service de police de Laval’s (SPL) Crimes contre la personne squad are once again asking the public to get in touch with potential victims of 54-year-old Marc-André Cauvier.
The latter is currently detained, following a first charge relating to crimes of sexual nature, but the investigation has established he also allegedly assaulted a second victim.
Investigators have reason to believe Cauvier may have made other victims, with different attack strategies.
Initially arrested on Oct. 10 for attempted kidnapping, the suspect is now accused, in two different cases, for the following offences: kidnapping, sequestration, sexual assault, assault with a weapon, death threats and attempting to administer narcotics to its victims.
He allegedly approached them in outdoor parking lots to attempt to drug them, abduct them and physically assault them.
Although his action plan is similar (for each victim), investigators aren’t ruling rule out the hypothesis he could have used different schemes with other victims.
It’s also likely that he’s been active for many years in a larger sector of Laval, and the North Shore.
Anyone who would have been a victim of Cauvier, or has information about this file, can communicate, confidentially, on the SPL info line at 450 662-INFO (4636) or 911, mentioning the file. LVL-221001-007. (C.P./IJL)
translated by Alec Brideau