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Police charge suspect in relation to water park sexual assaults

For Immediate Release:08-Feb-2017 @ 10:19 AM
MRU #:SA17R001

The Edmonton Police Service Zebra Child Protection Section has charged a 39-year-old male in connection with multiple sexual assaults that occurred over the weekend at a west-end water park.

West Division patrol officers responded to the West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark at approximately 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, after receiving sexual assault allegations.

It was reported to police the accused inappropriately touched multiple teenaged girls, while they were swimming at the waterpark. Upon arrival, patrol members were led to the accused male by WEM security officials, at which time he was arrested and taken into custody.

Child Protection Section has since taken over the investigation.

Soleiman Hajj Soleiman, 39, has been charged with sexual assault (x6) and sexual interference (x6).

Police continue to investigate and urge any other complainants or witnesses who were at the WEM waterpark at that time on Saturday, Feb. 4th, to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

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Please contact Scott Pattison at (780) 421-3553 for more information.

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