Waterloo Regional Police Arrest Kitchener Male in Connection to Sexual Assaults

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police have arrested a 19-year-old Kitchener man in connection to a series of sexual assaults that date back to June, 2016.

The male was arrested on May 31, 2017, in connection to an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the area of Conestoga Mall in Waterloo at 11:30 p.m. on May 27, 2017. A teenaged female was walking through the parking lot of the mall after getting off a Grand River Transit bus when she was approached by an unknown male and sexually assaulted.

On August 18, 2017, as a result of an ongoing investigation, the male was arrested in connection to three other sexual assaults that allegedly occurred in the early morning hours of June 24, 2016.

The first occurred around 1:30 a.m. near Hazel Street and University Avenue. A woman was walking in the area when she was approached by an unknown man, grabbed and sexually assaulted. She was able to call out for help and the suspect fled the area. At 2 a.m., two other women were walking together near Lester Street and University Avenue when they were approached by an unknown male who grabbed and sexually assaulted them. They were able to break free and the man fled the area.

The male has been charged with four counts of Sexual Assault, two counts of Overcoming Resistance to Commit an Indictable Offence, one count of Sexual Interference, one count of Invitation to Sexual Touching and one count of Forcible Confinement. He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice for a bail hearing on August 23, 2017.

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