Quebec investigation over Frank Prevost’s release conditions

CORNWALL – A police investigation is underway just across the border in Quebec over a possible breach of release conditions for South Glengarry Mayor Frank Prevost.

SD&G OPP Const. Tylor Copeland told Cornwall Newswatch they received a report last Friday (July 30) from a complainant that a breach had occurred and the complainant was told to file a report with Quebec Provincial Police (Surete du Quebec) because the breach was said to have happened in Riviere-Beaudette, Que.

“We received correspondence from the complainant that the SQ would be investigating the occurrence. We talked to that officer, they confirmed they had reasonable grounds to arrest him and they would be in contact with Prevost to have him attend their detachment to be arrested,” Copeland said.

But Copeland added he’s never received confirmation from Quebec counterparts of an arrest.

A check by Cornwall Newswatch with the provincial court in Valleyfield, Que. shows no court appearance dates for Prevost and a media spokesman for the Surete du Quebec could not find any record of an arrest when speaking with CNW Thursday afternoon.

Prevost is already facing three counts of child luring following an undercover OPP investigation and an additional charge of sexual assault. Those charges were laid June 8. He faces an additional charge of failing to comply with conditions of his release that was laid July 19.

He was out on a release order and subject to a $2,000 bail bond.

Prevost’s next court appearance in Cornwall is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

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