05/29/2015 12:38 EDT | Updated 05/29/2016 05:59 EDT

Female daycare educator charged in sex case involving 12-year-old Quebec boy

QUEBEC - Quebec City police say a 36-year-old daycare educator has been released after being arrested on sex charges involving a 12-year-old boy.

Police spokesman Pierre Poirier says Melanie Roy was picked up at her residence Thursday.

She appeared in court to face charges of luring a child and invitation to sexual touching.

Poirier says the arrest followed an investigation into incidents that allegedly occurred between March 2 and April 8.

Roy is expected to rerturn to court this summer.