Radio-Canada has learned that a football coach and supervisor at Collège Saint-Bernard de Drummondville is facing justice. Olivier Bourque, 23, is charged with sexual assault, sexual contact and luring a minor.
The events allegedly occurred in the Shawinigan region between the months of July and September 2023. Olivier Bourque appeared on Wednesday morning.
The Drummondvillois were already facing an impersonation charge filed earlier this week. Olivier Bourque allegedly posed as another person to avoid arrest or impede the course of justice.
The accused was released while the proceedings against him continue. However, he must respect a series of conditions, including not approaching or coming into contact with his alleged victim and not being in the presence of minors.
He is also prohibited from using the Internet and social networks, as well as from working in a job in which he interacts with young people under 18 years of age.
The management of the Collège Saint-Bernard acted quickly on the accusations brought against its employee.
There are criminal records (investigations) that are done when people are hired. This person had been hired for less than a year here at the College. specifies the general director of the Collège Saint-Bernard, Dominic Guévin.
He is an employee who was appreciated (…). There was nothing to suggest that we could have any doubts about some of the conduct currently alleged.
Of course, when he learned of us, in the last few hours, he was initially relieved of his duties and was dismissed, because the conditions imposed by the court prevent him from taking up his duties in our establishment. he adds.
Olivier Bourque will return to the Shawinigan courthouse on December 11.