Calgary, AB,

Charges pending in child sexual assault investigation

One man has been taken into custody and charges are pending in relation to the random sexual assault of a child yesterday.

At approximately 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, a five-year-old boy was riding his bike in an alley in the 3000 block of Elbow Drive S.W. It is alleged he came across a man in the alley who was looking into garbage bins, had a brief conversation with him and was subsequently sexually assaulted by the man. The man released the boy, he then went home and told his parents who immediately called police.

Today, Sunday, May 21, 2017, members of the Calgary Police Service Child Abuse Unit arrested a 57-year-old man in relation to this incident. Charges of sexual assault, sexual interference with a child and invitation to sexual touching are pending. The man’s name will be released once he has been before a Justice of the Peace and charges have been formally laid.

The CPS would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance in this investigation.