A criminal investigation into the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect, Lev Tahor, is now underway in Chatham-Kent after search warrants were issued by Quebec authorities.

According to an officer from Sûreté Du Québec, search warrants were issued Wednesday night with assistance from Chatham-Kent police and OPP.

What was taken in the search and the context of what authorities were looking for is unknown. Both Chatham and Quebec authorities refuse to comment on the investigation as it’s an ongoing matter.

A court decision into a child services case involving Lev Tahor will come down Feb. 3.

The child service case involves 14 children belonging to the sect.

On Nov. 27, a Quebec court ordered the children into foster care, after the group fled to Ontario amid an investigation into alleged child neglect.

Approximately 40 families with Lev Tahor left Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., and relocated to Chatham.