Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release

Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release

16 June 2014

In August 2013 the Saugeen Shores Police received a call to attend the Port Elgin flea market in regards to a male who had been using his cell phone to capture close-up photos of young girl’s buttocks and genital area. Police attended the beach area and located a male who matched the description given by the complainant. The male was observed holding his cell phone at waist height while following two young females. The male was identified as Christopher MARQUIS 27 years of Owen Sound and immediately arrested for the offence of Voyeurism. His cell phone was subsequently seized as evidence.

The Saugeen Shores Police services have continued and are continuing to investigate this incident. The Saugeen Shores Police service has seized many computers, cell phones and other electronic devices. With the assistance of the Guelph Police Service Tech Crimes the seized property was forensically examined and as a result all files, including deleted files, were retrieved. 

The Saugeen Shores Police have executed 6 search warrants and numerous interviews and as a result Christopher MARQUIS has been charged with the following 17 offences

Ø    8 counts of Voyeurism - Sc. 162(1)(c)

Ø    4 counts of Possession of Child Pornography - Sc. 163.1(4)

Ø    2 counts of Making Child Pornography – Sc. 163.1(2) CC

Ø    2 counts of Luring a Child – Sc. 172.1(1)(a) CC

Ø    1 count of Sexual Assault – Sc. 271 CC

The Saugeen Shores police are requesting that anyone with information in relation to this investigation please contact our station at 519-832-9200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. All information collected will be confidential.


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