Police charge man in connection with sexual assault against multiple girls
Yesterday we arrested and charged a Calgary man who is believed to be responsible for the sexual assault and exploitation of three young girls.
Last month, we became aware of allegations of sexual assault against three teen girls, one 12-year-old and two 14-year-old girls, after two different family members contacted police to report concerning incidents involving a 56-year-old man.
Upon speaking with the family member of the 12-year-old girl, they shared with police that they witnessed a conversation on a social media platform between the girl and the man, where the family member believed the girl was being sexually abused.
As a result, an investigation was launched by the Calgary Police Service Child Abuse Unit. As the investigation progressed, investigators spoke with a family member of one of the 14-year-old girls. It was learned that she had also been contacted by the same man online, and that he purchased several items for her and sexually assaulted her.
The man allegedly met the girls in the community, then shared his cell phone number with them and sought them out on social media. He also regularly spent time alone with them. It is believed he was in contact with the 12-year-old girl over the course of several months. During the time spent with the girls, the man paid the girls money, bought them vapes, drugs and food and drove them around the city, touching them sexually while alone with them.
Yesterday, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, Stacey SHIBLEY, 56, was arrested at his home without incident. He is charged with three counts of sexual assault, three counts of sexual interference, three counts of obtaining sexual services for consideration of a minor and two counts of invitation to sexual touching of a minor.
The girls were not able to legally consent, as the age of consent in Canada is 16.
SHIBLEY will next appear in court on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
Police are asking anyone with information that could aid in this investigation to contact Detective Amy Spence at 403-428-5457.
“The mental and emotional impacts of sexual abuse and exploitation are beyond devastating and can last a lifetime,” says Detective Amy Spence with the CPS Child Abuse Unit. “Holding offenders accountable for their actions is only one part of the success of an investigation. Our priority is to provide victims with the necessary support and resources to ensure a healing path forward and to help educate others about the signs of abuse.”
The victims are being supported by the Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre that provides wrap-around support for children, youth, and families who have been impacted by severe and complex abuse. For more information on how to recognize the signs of child abuse and what to do if you suspect a child or youth is being abused, please visit their website at www.lunacentre.ca.
Anyone who is a victim of child sexual exploitation or abuse, or believes they know someone who is, is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or call 9-1-1 for a crime in progress, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
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Case # 21333264/ 21334158/ 4307