Seven brothers accused of sexually assaulting relatives decades ago

Seven brothers are facing charges in Quebec, for alleged sexual assaults dating back decades, involving four relatives who were minors at the time.

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The seven brothers, who are now between the ages of 59 and 71 years old, appeared in court in the Montreal suburb of Longueuil on Wednesday, a day after they were arrested.

They are facing a variety of sex charges, including sexual assault, molestation, gross indecency and having sex with minors under the age of 14.

The arrests were made after the women, who are now in their sixties, came forward in August.

Longueuil police said in a statement that the female victims were between the ages of nine and 16 when the alleged assaults occurred.

Police said the women have received help from psychologists and support groups.

Charges were laid under the Youth Criminal Justice Act because the alleged crimes took place when the suspects were minors.

However, five of the seven brothers are also accused of continuing the assaults after they turned 18, and have been charged in adult court.

The suspects were released on bail, and are scheduled to appear back in court on Feb. 8, 2016.


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