N.B. man Yvon Arsenault charged in connection to several historical sexual abuse complaints

A 71-year-old Aldouane, N.B. man has been charged in Moncton Provincial Court on several indecent assault charges dating back to the early 1970’s.

Charges were laid in court on December 5, 2013 against Yvon Arsenault in connection with offences that are alleged to have occurred during the 1970’s and early 1980’s in Shediac, Rosaireville, and Collette, N.B. Arsenault, who was not present in court, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault, four counts of gross indecency and one count of sexual assault. The matter has been adjourned until January 27, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. for election and pleas.

The RCMP started its investigation in December 2012 as the result of a complaint. The victims were four boys under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged offences.

The investigation is continuing and investigators believe there may have been other incidents.

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