29 charges laid in connection with historical sexual assault allegations against a New Brunswick teacher

Moncton, New Brunswick – Additional charges have been laid in connection with an investigation by the New Brunswick RCMP into historical sexual offences by a male teacher in Moncton, N.B., for a total of 29.

On October 27, 2022, Paul J. Maillet, a 76-year-old man from Notre-Dame, appeared in Moncton Provincial Court where 14 additional charges were laid against him in connection with the investigation, for a current total of 29. Those include several offences relating to sexual assault, offences relating to gross indecency, as well as charges of child luring, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, and possession of child pornography.

The man was released on conditions and is scheduled to return to court on December 8, 2022.

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Through the investigation, police have identified 13 alleged victims. “One of the complexities of this case is that the alleged incidents occurred over the span of 55 years, dating from 1967 to 2022,” says Sgt. Mathieu Roy, with the General Investigation Section of the Codiac Regional RCMP. “We want any other potential victim to know that we are here to listen with compassion, that we care, and that we’ll investigate all allegations diligently, no matter how far back they happened or how recent they are.”

The charges stem from an investigation that 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.

There is a court-imposed publication ban on any information that could potentially identify the alleged victims.

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.

New Brunswick RCMP

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