While the investigation into alleged abuse of First Nations women in Val-d’Or at the hands of provincial police continues, another woman has come forward with a new allegation near Sept-Îles.
In an interview with 98.5FM, an unidentified woman said she was abused by a Sûreté du Québec officer in a Schefferville police station in the late 1990s.
She said the officer threatened her with his gun inside the station before sexually assaulting her.
The woman tried to file a complaint after the assault, but said when she was not taken seriously she gave up.
It was only after the recent revelations of abuse in Val-d’Or that she decided to tell her story.
She filed an official complaint with police Tuesday morning.
The officer in question was sentenced to three months in prison for sexually assaulting a minor in 2014.
Quebec’s Ministry of Public Security told the Journal de Montreal the investigation has been transferred to the Montreal police department.
Several other women told 98.5FM they had also been abused by SQ officers, but no other complaints have been made to police.