On May 28, 2015, Constable Pascal Rossignol pleaded guilty to five Criminal Code offences in Valleyfield, Quebec Provincial Court.
Constable Rossignol had been on trial for ten charges involving sexual offences with persons under the age of 18.
On October 13, 2010 an allegation was made to the Cornwall Community Police who referred the matter to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU). SIU determined that the alleged offences occurred in the Province of Québec and subsequently the investigation was referred to the Sûreté du Québec, Professional Standards Division. The charges were laid as a result of a 2-year long investigation by Sureté du Quebec’s Professional Standards Bureau.
Constable Rossignol pleaded guilty to three counts of Sexual Exploitation and two counts of Procuring Sexual Services from a person under 18 years of age.
Constable Rossignol will be sentenced in Valleyfield, Quebec Provincial Court on September 17, 2015.
Constable Rossignol was under paid suspension from his duties as a police officer while awaiting trial.
Effective May 28, 2015 Constable Rossignol has resigned his position as a police officer and is no longer a member of the Cornwall Community Police Service.