July 16, 2010
Child molester moving to Halifax: police
By CBC News
Halifax Regional Police are warning residents that a convicted child molester with a high chance
of reoffending is coming to live in the city.
Halifax Regional Police are warning residents that a convicted child molester with a high chance of reoffending is
coming to live in the city.
Roger Edouard Mercier has served his full 25-month sentence at Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick.
In 2008 he was convicted in Nova Scotia of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old boy, whom Mercier met by first
befriending the boy’s mother. At the time, Mercier was under orders to stay away from anyone under 16 – a fact he
hadn’t told the mother.
In 2007, he was convicted with the assault of a seven-year-old Dartmouth girl.
In 2002, Mercier was convicted of sexually assaulting five children in British Columbia. He was working as a school
teacher in Langley, B.C., and the children were in his Grade 5 class.
In a bizarre twist in that case, Mercier was acquitted of trying to hire a hit man to kill the prosecutor handling the sex
charges against him.
Mercier is free to live in Halifax, but he may have no contact with anyone under age 14.