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Carole Thomas rape investigation gets help from province

Longueuil police will receive help from the Quebec public security ministry in investigating Carole Thomas's sexual assault report.

Mayor of Longueuil, Caroline St-Hilaire, asked province for help

Carole Thomas told CBC/Radio-Canada that she was sexually assaulted in the same area where Jenique Dalcourt died. (Radio-Canada)

Longueuil police will receive help from the Quebec public security ministry in investigating Carole Thomas's sexual assault report.  

Thomas was allegedly sexually assaulted in Longueuil in late October of last year and was left beaten by the side of a bike path. 

She has asked for a public apology from Longueuil police after learning that it took more than two months to send out her rape kit to be processed.

Mayor requested assistance

Longueuil police will be assisted by one member of the Quebec public security ministry's department responsible for internal verification, confirmed Jean-Philippe Guay, spokesman for Public Security Minister Lise Thériault.

Longueuil mayor Caroline St-Hilaire requested the assistance. 

"The Longueuil police will be contacted by the ministry of public security very shortly. Cooperation will be given by a member of the administrative team, but this does not replace the Longueuil police's own investigation," said Guay.

The internal verification department of the public security ministry helps organizations become more efficient by evaluating their risk management, their internal governance and by making recommendations. 
 

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