Police looking for victims of man facing child-luring charges

Montreal police say they have a 37-year-old man under arrest on charges of child luring, uttering threats and criminal harassment.

The police sexual exploitation unit arrested Philippe Truchon on May 31 — who reportedly claims to live in several places throughout the Montreal area, including Longueuil, St. Constant, St. Jerome, St. Jean sur Richelieu, Terrebonne and Mascouche.

Truchon, 37, made a court appearance on June 1, and remains in custody. Police are calling on anyone who may have come in contact with Truchon to come forward with their stories.

The suspect used two pseudonyms on the Facebook platform to get in touch with his victims:

• Phil Lawrie
• Phil Leroy
 
Truchon also communicated with his victims using these cell phone numbers:

• 438-345-0393
• 514-416-9850

Police say he would approach his victims by telling them he owned a clothing store, or a bar, and offered them work as a mode lor a bartender.

Police say if you've been a victim of Truchon, or knows someone who has, you're being asked to visit your local police station or call 9-1-1.