Legal counsel for an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect says Quebec authorities have conducted a search warrant at the Lev Tahor apartments just north of Chatham, Ont.
Patricia Duffield says unknown Quebec authorities and Chatham-Kent police arrived at the residences Wednesday evening.
Duffield says police had a sealed search warrant and were looking for computers and electronics in regards to an ongoing criminal investigation.
No information was provided by either Chatham-Kent police or the Quebec authorities due to the sealed warrant.
Members of Lev Tahor moved to Chatham-Kent in November, citing pressures from the Quebec education system as the reason for leaving.
An Ontario judge will decide on Feb. 3 if the children will remain in Chatham-Kent, or be sent back to Quebec to be placed in foster care.