15th suspect in alleged pedophile ring surrenders to police in Montreal

MONTREAL -- The 15th suspect in an alleged juvenile-pornography ring has surrendered to police in Montreal.

Jessy Giroux is set to be arraigned this afternoon on various child-pornography charges.

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The charge sheet against Giroux, 32, indicates he has a Toronto address.

A bail hearing for seven of his co-accused is continuing in Montreal today.

Of the seven other men, two waived their right to a bail hearing and five were freed last week under various conditions.

The 15 are aged between 27 and 74 and face various charges, including possession and distribution of child pornography between 2003 and last month.

Authorities allege the accused used online discussion forums to exchange information about their sexual experiences with children and to talk about what tactics to use and where to go to sexually abuse them.

They were arrested following a three-year investigation by Quebec provincial police and the RCMP.



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