Man charged in sexual exploitation of children investigation
The Calgary Police Service has charged a man following a 10-month long investigation into the sexual exploitation of children.
In January 2020, we launched an investigation into a complaint that a 13-year-old girl was being given alcohol and drugs by an adult man in exchange for sex. During the course of the police investigation, another two teenaged girls were identified as victims of the same suspect.
Our investigators believe the suspect was using various social media platforms to meet children for a sexual purpose. He may have been contacting other potential victims through different social media apps, including Whisper, Yubo and Instagram. It is alleged that the suspect used the nickname ‘Ray’ and his username on Snapchat was “rashidmustafa1.”
On Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, we located and arrested the suspect in Calgary. Mohammad Rashid MUSTAFA, 23, of Calgary, has been charged with:
- Two counts of sexual assault
- Two counts of sexual interference
- Two counts of invitation to sexual touching
- Three counts of obtaining sexual services for consideration from a person under 18 years
- Receiving material benefit from sexual service provided by a person under 18 years
He will next appear in court on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.
For more information about to how recognize signs of child sexual abuse, exploitation and human trafficking please visit the Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre website at www.calgarycac.ca.
Anyone who is a victim of child sexual exploitation and human trafficking or who believes they know someone who is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
TALK: 1-800-222-8477TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.orgAPP: "P3 Tips"