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Two arrested in alleged sexual assaults at Universite Laval residence

A Quebec Police Force mobile command post is parked in front of the Alphonse-Marie-Parent pavillion and residence at Laval University on October 19, 2016 in Quebec City. Quebec City police have arrested two men in connection with alleged break-ins and sexual assaults at a university residence.One of the accused has been released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.
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October 22, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Quebec City police have arrested two men in connection with alleged break-ins and sexual assaults at a university residence.

One of the accused has been released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

The other suspect, Thierno-Ourny Barry, 19, was arraigned Saturday and faces various charges related to alleged break-ins.

He has not been charged with any sex-related offences.

Police received 15 complaints of break-ins last weekend at the Universite Laval residence, including four of alleged sexual assault.

The university said Saturday the two accused men were students and have since been expelled from the school.

The case has also caused a stir in the Quebec legislature after a vigil Wednesday night in support of the complainants.

At the vigil, a woman went public about being sexually assaulted by a member of the legislature.

Alice Paquet told Radio-Canada the next day she was assaulted twice by Gerry Sklavounos.

She alleged the two sexual assaults took place in 2014 when she was 19 and working as a hostess at a Quebec City restaurant frequented by politicians.

Sklavounos later stepped down from the Liberal caucus to sit as an Independent.

None of the allegations have been proven and Sklavounos, who has denied the accusations, is not facing any criminal charges.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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