Sorel-Tracy Priest Daniel Moreau Arrested in Child-Porn Probe
A Roman Catholic priest in Sorel-Tracy who was reportedly active for many years in a splinter arm of the scouting movement will remain behind bars until his next court appearance on Monday.
Father Daniel Moreau was charged Thursday with possession and distribution of child pornography.
Believed to be in his mid-50s, the priest was arrested at the Saint-Gabriel-Lalemant church on de Roi St., near Lalement St. in Sorel-Tracy, about 100 kilometres northeast of Montreal. The TVA network said neighbours looked on in stupefaction as the parish priest was taken away in handcuffs and placed in a patrol car — then driven away by police.
The Sûreté du Québec was acting on a request from a police force outside the province, Sgt. Daniel Thibaudeau of the SQ said.