How did this man get across the border, when he was wanted in the US?
After he had been contacted by police (by telephone?) in Woodstock, Georgia and refused to turn himself in? Does that strike anyone as weird?
Police in Ontario-Canada, arrest a French national, who was living in the US, and had been accused of attempting to buy a child! Yes, you read that right, attempting to buy a child.
This is just coming out, so here is what is known-
A 56-year-old French man is in Canadian custody after he was arrested in Ontario at the request of U.S. authorities who say he recently made notice that he wanted to make an on-line purchase a five-year-old boy.
Patrick Ange Molesti, of Woodstock, Georgia,(USA) came to the attention of authorities "about a week and a half ago." Molesti is identified as a French national who has been living in the United States. Investigators received a tip that Molesti had interest in purchasing a five-year-old boy.
(yes, I note the irony in this suspected pedophiles name being Molesti)
Police allege they found child pornography during a forensic search of Molesti's personal computer.( In the US) They made contact with Molesti by telephone, but he refused to turn himself in.
-Eventually police learned Molesti had boarded a bus in Wyoming that was headed for Canada. -He got to Calgary, Alberta where he boarded a bus headed for Montreal, Quebec. That journey was interrupted, however, when Molesti was arrested by members of the Emergency Task Unit on Friday evening when the bus stopped at the Greyhound bus terminal in Thunder Bay. The arrest occurred just after 8:30 p.m.
-Thunder Bay police turned Molesti over to the Canadian border service.
Patrick Molesti of Woodstock, Georgia, will face a detention review hearing in Toronto on Wednesday morning via video link.No word on why he was heading for Montreal. Law Enforcement officials are saying he was on the run. Maybe? Maybe not?
Molesti is wanted by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office on child pornography charges. Police there also allege that he tried to solicit sex with a five-year-old child over the Internet.
Quebec provincial police are crediting their Edmonton counterparts for leading them to a high-profile Montreal biochemist in a child-porn investigation.
It all began March 1, when a member of the integrated child exploitation (ICE) unit began an undercover Internet investigation.
“During that investigation, he encountered an individual from Montreal who was suspected of possessing a large volume of child pornography,”
The information was passed on to police in Montreal, Cook added.
The Surete du Quebec’s cybercrime unit arrested a 50-year-old man Tuesday after raiding his Montreal home.And Montreal is where the French national, from the US, who no doubt could parlez francais, was headed!