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19 underage accusers come forward against alleged sexual predator in Calgary

DH Calgary Staff Dec 21, 2017 11:01 am 509

A Calgary man is facing charges after 19 alleged victims, all underage, have accused him of sexual abuse.

After the Calgary Police Service Child Abuse Unit made it public that 27-year-old Christian Sarile had been charged in three separate cases with sexually abusing underaged girls, 19 others have come forward with allegations, according to a release.

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Calgary police believe that Sarile used social media accounts and fake usernames to pose as a teenage boy, thereby chatting with young girls and offering them money for sexual favours.

The release states that Sarile allegedly had the young girls send him photos of themselves either clothed, partially clothes, or naked.

Police believe the incidents go back all the way to 2009, though also that the majority of the incidents had taken place between 2015 and 2017.

Police also found that, following the May charges, Sarile was seen with an underage girl on Tuesday, December 5 – a violation of his release conditions.

On top of the May charges, Sarile has now also been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, three breaches of recognizance, eight counts of making sexually explicit material available to a child, 11 counts of communication for the purpose of obtaining sexual services with a child, three counts of extortion, five counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, three counts of luring a child under 18, two counts of luring a child under 16, two counts of accessing child pornography, and one count of distributing child pornography.

Sarile’s next court appearance will be on Friday, December 22.

DH Calgary Staff
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