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Lisanne

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Re: Cedrika Provencher - TROIS-RIVIERES - MIssing - August 2007
« Reply #240 on: September 02, 2016, 06:16:19 PM »
Man once questioned in Cédrika Provencher case faces child porn charges.  Jonathan Bettez, 36, arrested during Quebec provincial police operation Monday.

A Trois-Rivières, Que., man questioned by police at the time of nine-year-old Cédrika Provencher's disappearance in 2007 is now facing six charges related to child pornography.  Jonathan Bettez, 36, was arrested at his workplace just before noon ET Monday as part of an operation led by provincial police's sexual exploitation of children investigative unit.

Some 20 detectives executed three search warrants during the operation, one at the offices of Emballage Bettez, where Bettez works, and two at private residences.

Bettez was charged with intent to distribute child pornography, accessing child pornography, possessing child pornography and distributing child pornography. The charges span the period between Nov. 4, 2009, and Sept. 30, 2013.

Bettez was released after his court appearance Tuesday on $5,000 bail and conditions that require him to:

Surrender his passport.
Keep away from children under age 16.
Only access computers and the internet for work purposes.
Judge calls for calm

Cédrika, who would have turned 19 on Monday, disappeared from a park near her home on July 31, 2007. Police believe she was approached by an adult who asked for help to find a missing dog. Her remains were found by a hunter in a wooded area near Trois-Rivières in December 2015.

Bettez was questioned by police around the time of Cédrika's disappearance, but the case remains open.  A Sûreté du Québec spokesman said Tuesday that investigators are "not in a position to make a link" between the current charges Bettez faces and the Cédrika Provencher case.

The girl's parents, Martin Provencher and Karine Fortier, attended Bettez's arraignment Tuesday. They asked for Bettez to collaborate with police and submit to a polygraph test.  "All that I want is if he's not responsible for anything, that he agrees to take that test," Fortier said.
"I think that for him, for us, his family, for everyone, if he has nothing to hide, it's the only way to get there."

At the start of the hearing, the judge acknowledged the public interest in the case and asked for respect and calm from those in attendance.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/cedrika-provencher-suspect-charged-with-child-pornography-1.3740886

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Re: Cedrika Provencher - TROIS-RIVIERES - MIssing - August 2007
« Reply #241 on: September 02, 2016, 06:24:34 PM »
Sign removed from storefront after family member charged with child porn.

A business in Trois Rivieres has removed its sign after a family member was charged with possessing child pornography.
Emballages Bettez stripped its sign from its storefront after Jonathan Bettez, 36, was confronted by an angry mob Tuesday as he made his way in and out of court. Among those in court were the family of Cedrika Provencher, the nine-year-old girl who disappeared in 2007, and whose remains were found late last year.

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Jonathan Bettez, 36, is facing six counts related to child pornography after being arrested in a sweeping raid in Trois-Rivieres on Monday.
Police questioned Bettez when Cedrika disappeared and did not recommend charges. Nobody has ever been charged with Cedrika's abduction and murder and as a result emotions frequently run high when someone in Trois Rivieres is charged with a sexually-related crime.
The rage against the accused is also being expressed online.

Emballages Bettez has taken down all of its website except a stripped-down title page. Meanwhile the company's reputation is being tarnished as people write dozens of terrible reviews online. Most of those 'reviewing' the company and calling for a boycott have never actually done any business with Emballages Bettez, and are just making snap judgments based on the criminal accusation.

Bettez is general manager of the company and sat on the Trois Rivieres Chamber of Commerce for several years. He was arrested at the store earlier this week.  On Wednesday, Bettez was dismissed from his job.

Emballages Bettez was founded by Andre Bettez more than 35 years ago. It supplies packing supplies to restaurants, heavy industry, and aerospace firms throughout Quebec.

Jonathan Bettez was in court Tuesday to be arraigned on multiple child pornography charges. With no criminal record, he was granted bail of $5,000, and while awaiting trial cannot be near any location with children, and can only use the internet for work.

His next court date is on Sept. 28.

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/sign-removed-from-storefront-after-family-member-charged-with-child-porn-1.3051984

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Re: Cedrika Provencher - TROIS-RIVIERES - MIssing - August 2007
« Reply #242 on: September 02, 2016, 07:21:27 PM »
Thanks Lisanne for your post, and good to see you on the board again. :)

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Bettez was charged with intent to distribute child pornography, accessing child pornography, possessing child pornography and distributing child pornography. The charges span the period between Nov. 4, 2009, and Sept. 30, 2013.

Cedric was murdered in 2007 - Bettez would have been 27 yrs old at the time.
Child Porn period started in 2009 - no doubt sooner than that.

I wonder why police questioned him shortly after the murder? What drew their attention to him?  That would be interesting to know.

 He should take a lie detector test, as Cedric's parents suggest.  I would be surprised if he does.  No doubt he has lawyer'd up.

I wonder what the stats are for those involved in child pornography also are child killers.
Many of them are pedophiles.



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Re: Cedrika Provencher - TROIS-RIVIERES - MIssing - August 2007
« Reply #243 on: September 03, 2016, 12:10:20 PM »
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Jonathan Bettez was in court Tuesday to be arraigned on multiple child pornography charges. With no criminal record, he was granted bail of $5,000, and while awaiting trial cannot be near any location with children, and can only use the internet for work.

Can only use the Internet for work? Really??!! Since the Internet is one of the biggest luring places, that stuns me!

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« Reply #244 on: September 03, 2016, 12:46:47 PM »
Yes, how stupid can it be?  Internet for work only!

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Bettez is general manager of the company and sat on the Trois Rivieres Chamber of Commerce for several years. He was arrested at the store earlier this week.  On Wednesday, Bettez was dismissed from his job.

Nothing stopping him from saying that he needs to work from home.

A respected man within the community - serving with the Chamber of Commerce, hiding behind his respectability, and all the while dealing in the most horrendous of things - sexual exploitation and abuse of very young children. :'(

It is stomach wrenching.

Thanks to Google for turning this "animal" into authorities.

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« Reply #245 on: September 03, 2016, 06:43:07 PM »
Yes, how stupid can it be?  Internet for work only!

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Bettez is general manager of the company and sat on the Trois Rivieres Chamber of Commerce for several years. He was arrested at the store earlier this week.  On Wednesday, Bettez was dismissed from his job.

Nothing stopping him from saying that he needs to work from home.

A respected man within the community - serving with the Chamber of Commerce, hiding behind his respectability, and all the while dealing in the most horrendous of things - sexual exploitation and abuse of very young children. :'(

It is stomach wrenching.

Thanks to Google for turning this "animal" into authorities.

jb

I failed to read that he was discharged from his job, so what was the justice department doing allowing him to work on the computer? Does the system do their work with their eyes closed?

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Re: Cedrika Provencher - TROIS-RIVIERES - MIssing - August 2007
« Reply #246 on: February 10, 2018, 05:45:56 AM »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/cedrika-provencher-decade-disappearance-1.4223681

Still no arrest in decade-old disappearance, slaying of C?drika Provencher
Girl went missing in 2007, body found in 2015 by hunters
By Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press Posted: Jul 26, 2017

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It has been a decade since his granddaughter's disappearance and eventual slaying, but the wounds are still fresh for Henri Provencher.

C?drika Provencher, a nine-year-old freckle-faced redhead from Trois-Rivieres, Que., vanished from near her home on July 31, 2007.

For more than eight years, the young girl's face was plastered on posters across the province.

There were rumours and claims of sightings, a massive manhunt and heartfelt appeals for information from the family that didn't pan out.

Then, on Dec. 11, 2015, C?drika's remains were discovered by hunters along Highway 40 in Saint-Maurice, east of where she was last seen.
Henri Provencher, C?drika's paternal grandfather, told The Canadian Press that when a child dies in an accident, there is closure, which is not the case in abductions.

"You don't know where your child is, it's hell every day," Provencher said.

"You wonder where she is, what she's doing, what they doing to her, are they taking care of her? Is she being abused?" he said.
For a man who spent much of the last decade devoting his time and energy to finding C?drika, tracking down the person responsible is important.

"It will change something, because in life you are responsible for your actions," Provencher said. "The person who did this is accountable for their actions."

Provincial police spokesman Capt. Guy Lapointe said the probe is ongoing, adding that sometimes there's a benefit to not talking.

"A murder investigation is never closed," Lapointe said. "Never. Never."