Calgary, AB,

Sexual Assault Investigation - Man Charged

The Calgary Police Service Child Abuse Unit has charged a man in relation to the sexual assault of a teen on a bus in early October.

At approximately 3 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, a 15-year-old girl got on a bus in the area of Centre Street South and 4 Avenue S.E., and sat at the back of the empty bus. A man got on the bus at a subsequent stop and sat next to the victim. A short time later, the suspect allegedly took off his leather jacket and placed it across his lap as well as the victim’s lap. He then allegedly proceeded to sexually assault the teen.

The victim asked the man to stop but he continued. She then stood up and moved passed the man to get to another area of the bus. The suspect then allegedly sexually assaulted her again as she walked passed.

The victim was able to move to a different area of the bus and got off at the next stop. The suspect got off the bus at the stop at 64 Avenue and Centre Street North.

Tamim SAMIMI, 20, of Calgary, is charged with sexual assault and sexual interference with a youth. He will next appear in court on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.

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

Case #17421945/4469