Calgary, AB,
15
January
2019
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16:17
America/Denver

Calgary priest charged with sexual assault

The Calgary Police Service Sex Crimes Unit has charged a Calgary priest with sexual assault in relation to an alleged historic sexual assault.

In October 2018, the CPS received a report of alleged sexual assaults that had occurred in September and October 2012. The victim, an adult woman, reported being sexually touched without consent on several occasions by a priest at the St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, located at 5552 Madigan Drive N.E.

On Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, Malcolm Joe D’SOUZA, 62, of Calgary was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault. He will next appear in court on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.

The Calgary Police Service encourages anyone who has been sexually assaulted to report it, regardless of when the assault occurred. There is no time limit on how long a victim has to report a sexual assault in Canada and police can still investigate an incident decades after it occurred.

Victims of sexual assault can report it to the police by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or attending a district office. Victims in immediate danger should call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about a sexual assault should call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case #18484276/4653