The Codiac Regional RCMP is asking for the public's help as part of a sexual assault investigation dating back to the 1980's.
In August 2021, 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.
On April 4, Paul J. Maillet, from Notre-Dame, was charged in Moncton Provincial Court with invitation to sexual touching, sexual assault, and acts of gross indecency. He was released on conditions, pending a future court date. Police are investigating to determine if there were other victims.
There is a court-imposed publication ban on any information that could potentially identify the alleged victim.
"This is still an active investigation, and we are working diligently to understand if there were other victims," says Sgt. Mathieu Roy, with the General Investigation Section of the Codiac Regional RCMP. "Everyone should know that a sexual assault complaint can be made at any time, and there is no statute of limitations as to how far back the assault happened. If you are a victim of sexual misconduct, please contact us. You will be listened to, and you will be believed."
If you are a victim, or have any information related to these incidents or similar ones, please contact the General Investigation Section at the Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400. If you have information that may assist the investigation and 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.