Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in child sexual abuse investigation

The Calgary Police Service Child Abuse Unit has charged a man in connection with three separate cases of underage girls being sexually abused.

In December of 2016, police were contacted by the family of a 14-year-old girl who reported that the girl had been meeting with a man in his late 20s and driving around with him. Investigators spoke to the girl at the time, but she did not disclose any criminal offences occurring.

An investigation was launched into the man the girl was alleged to have been meeting, and investigators learned that he had been in contact with other girls around the same age. The man is believed to have been meeting the girls online using the screen names “Josh” and “Brandon.”

In April, a 13-year-old girl disclosed to police that the man had asked her for sexual favours and following that disclosure, police identified two other victims.

Christian Allen SARILE, 27, of Calgary, has now been charged in connection with this investigation. He is charged with three counts each of sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, sexual assault and obtaining sexual services for consideration from a person under 18 years of age.

His next court appearance is scheduled for June 6, 2017.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case# 16660443, 17146989 & 17175833/3626