Since 2018, detectives with the Niagara Regional Police Service Sexual Assault unit have been investigating assaults that occurred in the City of St. Catharines and the City of Niagara Falls.

Further investigation has identified two female victims who were allegedly sexually assaulted in separate incidents in 2018 and 2020.

On July 15, 2021, the male was located by detectives and arrested.

21-year-old Khalid Ali of St. Catharines is facing the following charges:

–         3 Counts of Sexual Assault contrary to Section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada

Ali was held in custody prior to a bail hearing on Friday July 16, 2021 via video at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in the City of St. Catharines

Through their investigation, detectives have reason to believe that there may be additional victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (905) 688-4111 ext. 1009450 or CrimeStoppers at 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477).