Calgary, AB,

Police charge man in relation to two youth sexual assaults

The Calgary Police Service has arrested a man believed to be responsible for two separate sexual assaults where youths were touched sexually without consent in Fish Creek Park.

At approximately 7 p.m., on Sunday, June 11, 2017, a 16-year-old male was riding his bike on a pathway in Fish Creek Park near the community of Evergreen. He briefly got off of his bike to take a break when an unknown man approached him and began a conversation. The man began asking inappropriate questions and then proceeded to sexually assault the teenager. The victim was able to get back on his bike and ride away to safety.

Two and a half weeks later, on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at approximately 6:50 p.m., a 15-year-old male was riding his bike through Fish Creek Park close to the Marshall Springs exit when he was approached by an unknown man. The man engaged the teenager in a conversation and then proceeded to sexually assault him. The victim was able to push the man away and ride to safety on his bicycle.

On Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, Hannibal Hagan RODRIGUEZ, 33, of Calgary, was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault, and one count of sexual interference with a minor. He will next appear in court on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

The Calgary Police Service would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in this case. Information from the public and witnesses play a critical role in furthering investigations of this nature.

Case # 17271191/3818