A 21-year-old Belleville man is facing sexual assault charges involving two teenagers in Durham Region.
According to the DRPS, an investigation was launched in March after a 14-year-old female victim came forward with allegations of a sexual nature against the suspect.
“The sexual assault occurred in early 2021. The victim had met the suspect on a social media platform,” reads a media release from police.
During the initial investigation, police say a second 14-year-old victim was identified.
“She also provided a statement to police,” the press release states.
Ahmad Aljasem has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference.
He was held for a bail hearing.
“The suspect utilized social media sites to meet his victims and used the alias of ‘Michael’ and claims to be 17-years-old,” police noted.
“Investigators want to ensure there are no other victims.”
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5316.