Calgary, AB,
16
October
2017
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17:08
America/Denver

Man charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement

The Calgary Police Service Sex Crimes Unit has charged a man in relation to a sexual assault and forcible confinement that occurred earlier this month.

The victim met a man through a dating website and subsequently made arrangements to meet him on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at a hotel in southwest Calgary.

It is alleged that during the course of 11 hours, the victim was physically assaulted, sexually assaulted, prevented from leaving the hotel room and burned. The victim’s property was also damaged.

The victim was able to escape when the man stepped away for a short time. The woman ran to the front lobby and asked the clerk to call a cab. After she got home and disclosed to her family what had happened, police were called and an investigation ensued.

The suspect was identified and warrants were issued for his arrest. He was located on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in a different hotel in south Calgary.

Vasilios “Billy” GEORGOPOULOS, 37, of no fixed address, is charged with sexual assault, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and mischief - damage to property under $5,000. He will next appear in court on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.

The Calgary Police Service encourages anyone who has been the victim of sexual assault to report it by calling 403-266-1234, or 9-1-1 if in immediate danger.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case #17426707/3043/3660