Two of three men charged with kidnapping of 16-year-old girl in Montreal are brothers of the alleged victim

Three people arrested in connection with an Amber Alert for a missing 16-year-old girl in Montreal appeared in court Wednesday to face a slew of charges, including kidnapping, unlawful confinement and assault. 

Two of the accused are 21 years old, while the third suspect is 22, according to Montreal police (SPVM).

Two of them are the victim's brothers. They are facing charges of kidnapping, unlawful confinement, assault and mischief.

On Thursday, a bail hearing was held for one of the brothers. During the hearing, the Crown painted a picture of a controlling family, saying surveillance footage at a Kirkland restaurant showed two men going inside, confronting the victim, twisting her arm, breaking her glasses and cell phone and leading her through kitchen and out the back door. 

The footage showed two men leaving the scene, with the 16-year-old victim in one of them. 

Crown prosecutor Bruno Menard said that car ended up at one of the suspect's homes, where the victim's brothers allegedly threatened to kill the victim if she went to police. 

Menard added that in the past, the victim had had her wi-fi cut off.

The Crown asked for one of the brothers to not be granted bail.

"The judge has heard... generally the defendant, by rule, is granted bail, not the reverse," said Menard. "We'll see tomorrow."

The third accused was charged with kidnapping and unlawful confinement, according to the Crown (DPCP).

"The three persons who are arrested are very, very stressed right now. Obviously they have never been arrested so they are very, very stressed right now," said defence attorney Anthony El Haddad.

Police had issued an Amber Alert for the girl at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, but called it off at 7 a.m. when she showed up at a police station. 

According to Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture, officers received a 911 call at 11:05 p.m. Monday about an altercation between a young man and a teenage girl outside a restaurant on Saint-Charles Boulevard in Kirkland. 

At least one of the men allegedly forced the teenager into a car and drove off before police arrived.

Their names are shielded by a publication ban to protect the identity of the victim, who is a minor.

A fourth person arrested Tuesday was released with no charges. 

-- with files from CTV News' Joe Lofaro.


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