Val-des-Monts man charged with sexually assaulting children

Gatineau Police

Gatineau Police have charged a 49-year-old man with sex crimes against children.

Police say two girls were sexually assaulted over a period of several years when one was between the ages of eight and 12 and the other was between the ages of 12 and 17.

Investigators allege the girls were the children of a close friend.

The Val-des-Monts mans is facing charges of sexual contact, luring and sexual assault.

Police are acknowledging the alleged victims for their courage in coming forward.

The man's identity will not be released in order to protect the identity of the girls.