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Youth worker charged in sexual assault against teen girl

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DH Vancouver Staff May 26, 2015 1:48 pm

West Vancouver Police are reporting they have approved charges against 28-year-old Pooria Mohebbi for two alleged sexual assaults against at least one teenage girl at his home.

“Police received information in early May alleging a male had committed a sexual assault involving an intoxicated youth at his home in early January. Subsequent investigation identified evidence indicating a second alleged assault in similar circumstances,” said West Van police in a release.

The suspect was initially arrested on May 12 and was released without charge but with a condition regarding internet access. Mohebbi breached his condition and was arrested again on May 20. He has since been released on bail with a court date set for May 27, 2015.

Crown Council has now approved two charges of sexual assault and one charge of Breach of Recognizance against Mohebbi.

Mohebbi was a past employee and volunteer for various youth programs in West Vancouver and his interactions with you are now being investigated. Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Matt Dawson of the Criminal Investigation Section at 604-925-7300.

Children and youth who have, or whom believe they may have been victimized can also call Childline at 604-310-1234.

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