Additional charges laid in sexual assault of vulnerable teens
Following further investigation by the Calgary Police Service Child Abuse Unit, additional charges have been laid against a man who allegedly sexually assaulted vulnerable teens.
The investigation began in early January 2017, when a 17-year-old male came forward to report that he had been sexually assaulted. Police believe the accused identified the youth as vulnerable and offered him drugs. The teen accepted what he thought was crystal meth, but it is also believed he was given GHB to incapacitate him before he was sexually assaulted.
During the ongoing investigation, on Sunday, March 12, 2017, a second victim, a 19-year-old male, went to the suspect’s home in the 1000 block of 16 Avenue S.W. The man exited his apartment and allegedly chased the teen down a hallway with a large knife. The man was arrested and the teen was unharmed.
On Monday, March 13, 2017, the man was charged in relation to the sexual assault of the 17-year-old victim, and assault with the weapon of the 19-year-old victim.
The investigation continued and a third victim, a 17-year-old male, came forward on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The third victim alleges he was sexually assaulted and forcibly confined in the man’s apartment in late 2016. In addition to the allegations by the third victim, search warrants were executed at the man’s apartment following his initial arrest. Subsequent evidence was gathered and analyzed.
As a result, Robin Adair WORTMAN, 62, faces additional charges of trafficking of substance, making child pornography, distribute child pornography, possessing child pornography, accessing child pornography, luring, sexual assault, forcible confinement and sexual exploitation. He will next appear in court today, Thursday, July 6, 2017.
For more information about how to recognize signs of child abuse, please visit the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre website at www.sheldonkennedycac.ca.
Anyone who may have information about this case is asked to call Det. Spence at 403-428-5457. Anyone who believes they’ve been a victim of sexual assault is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234.