A 27-year-old man hiding out in Langley because he was wanted for multiple counts of sexual assault in Ontario has been arrested and returned back to face prosecution.
On May 3, Jean Pierre Martin was arrested by the Langley RCMP without incident for outstanding warrants for his arrest, He is wanted in connection with incidents in Elliot Lake, Ont.
Police believe he fled to B.C. to avoid arrest.
The warrants were for offences which included three counts of sexual assault, assault, forcible confinement, criminal harassment, uttering threats to cause death, break and enter, unlawfully in a dwelling, theft, intimidation and obstructing justice. These charges all stem from incidents which occurred in 2010 and 2011, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks.
His first contact with police in B.C. was in January and Langley RCMP identified him as a candidate for the BC Fugitive Return Program in March, said Marks.
The Ontario Provincial Police transported Martin back to Ontario to face prosecution.
Martin’s return to Ontario was funded and facilitated by the OPP in co-operation with the BC Fugitive Return Program and the Langley RCMP.
The BC Fugitive Return Program is a program managed by the RCMP and a joint management team with Vancouver Police. This program is funded by the Civil Forfeiture Office within the B.C. government.
Since September 2011, the Fugitive Return Program has facilitated the return of 39 individuals from various regions in B.C. wanted by other provinces across Canada.