Belleville man charged with sexual assault of two Durham teens

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.

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