Montreal lawyer charged with production and possession of child pornography

A 25-year-old man from Montreal has been charged with voyeurism and the production and possession of child pornography following an incident at a cabin in Orford.

According to Memphremagog regional police, Samuel Beaugé-Malenfant invited a couple and their three children to stay at his cottage for the August 4, 5 weekend. During the trip the parents phoned police after they said they had discovered a spy camera hidden in the home's bathroom.

Investigators said the camera had been placed in a way to take photos of individuals in vulnerable positions.

When confronted by the family, police said Beaugé-Malenfant fled the area but was picked by police on Highway 10 during the overnight hours of last Saturday into Sunday.

Beaugé-Malenfant appeared in Sherbrooke court Monday where he was officially charged. He was released under a number of conditions, including no contact with minors without another adult present and not being allowed on the internet.

His next court appearance is scheduled for October 12.

The 25-year-old had been working as a lawyer at Prévost Fortin D'Aoust. The firm said Beaugé-Malenfant has been suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of the trial.