â€œIt is an ongoing investigation, so we really canâ€™t divulge any details at this time,â€ said James Bay OPP Detachment Area Commander Inspector Mike Demeules. â€œThere is nothing before the courts at this moment but when there is, it will be public information.â€
â€œThis investigation involves several groups within the community,â€ he continued. â€œThey are currently working collaboratively on this issue. Itâ€™s a very delicate situation, which has to be handled the right way and thatâ€™s what weâ€™re trying to do. Weâ€™re trying to weed everything out to find out whatâ€™s happened and to make things right again. Weâ€™re focused on getting people back on track with regards to this situation rather than simply focusing on the bad.â€
â€œWhat I can say is that collectivelyâ€¦ we got it at the right time,â€ said Demeules. â€œNow itâ€™s time to start helping. Weâ€™re devising a plan and weâ€™re going to put it all together and move forward but weâ€™re proceeding cautiously.â€
Demeules did confirm that alleged intended victims were notified of the situation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
The Times will continue to follow up on this story as it develops.