February 01, 2018

Edmonton Mall sexual assault trial: Witness testifies “it seemed very odd what he was doing” (Day 9)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


It's day nine of testimony at the sexual assault trial of Syrian refugee Soleiman Hajj Soleiman at the Edmonton Law Courts. I remain the only reporter in the courtroom.

Hajj Soleiman is accused of six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual interference on six minor girls. The charges stem from a series of gropings and assaults that took place during the late evening hours of February 4th 2017, at Edmonton's World Water Park wave pool.

Court opened today with the testimony of a completely unrelated bystander - a man who tried to be a good Samaritan when he saw some frightened girls.

The man was at the waterpark with his family when he noticed a man he said was “acting strange”.

He testified that he noticed a man put his goggles on his head and stare straight ahead at a group of five or six teenage girls as the waves came in.

The witness said “it seemed very odd what he was doing. I looked at the girls and they seemed very concerned”

The witness said he made eye contact with one of the girls, motioning for them to move closer towards him. The girls did, but the accused followed them anyway.

The witness told the prosecutor, “As a father, all of my ‘dad feelings’ were that something was not right.”

The witness said he reported this odd behaviour from the incident to a lifeguard at approximately 8:30 or 9 p.m. and identified the accused as the man he reported to lifeguards.

Court resumes at 9:30 am tomorrow, with testimony from a supervisory lifeguard.

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commented 2018-02-11 20:51:45 -0500
So what’s going on in this case? Haven’t seen anything recent!?
commented 2018-02-11 20:51:18 -0500
So what’s going on in this case? Haven’t seen anything recent!?
commented 2018-02-11 20:50:58 -0500
So what’s going on in this case? Haven’t seen anything recent!?
commented 2018-02-11 20:50:57 -0500
So what’s going on in this case? Haven’t seen anything recent!?
commented 2018-02-11 20:50:50 -0500
So what’s going on in this case? Haven’t seen anything recent!?
commented 2018-02-11 20:50:47 -0500
So what’s going on in this case? Haven’t see anything recent!?
commented 2018-02-02 17:09:38 -0500
Shiela the Lone Ranger. I like it. Hi Ho Sheila away!!!
commented 2018-02-02 13:09:58 -0500
Sheila said this on Twitter earlier today:
CBC reporter is back in the courtroom today. It’s been so long I forgot what he looks like. I know Rebel viewers have been calling,emailing and tweeting CBC to get them to come back to this trial. Pressure and public shaming works.”
commented 2018-02-02 11:58:14 -0500
UP , Not updates
commented 2018-02-02 11:58:11 -0500
UP , Not updates
commented 2018-02-02 11:58:08 -0500
UP , Not updates
commented 2018-02-02 11:56:53 -0500
Without any media the guy probably walk, Stay on it Sheila
commented 2018-02-02 11:50:02 -0500
SHEILA ! ! You may be the lone reporter ; but I remember when I was a kid there was a hero of mine that was a loner ,: the Lone Ranger , I’m all grown up now , and your our hero , and your for real , not made updates
commented 2018-02-02 09:11:26 -0500
C’mon folks, the CBC has a lot of money to spend.
They are ready to send news teams to the furthest regions of the earth to report on the most asinine things which should not even be considered newsworthy but not ready to send anyone across the street to cover an islanimal attack on children.
They need to blow their budget so they can get more cash next year.
commented 2018-02-01 22:24:40 -0500
Carl Frank:
Interestingly, CBC had a story on last night about the women in Iran protesting the mandatory wearing of hijabs and niqabs.
commented 2018-02-01 21:34:28 -0500
I am glad the msm lying hacks are not at the trial. They are now conditioned to have egg on their face and the local commie trolls on social media will be easy pickins and I love to slam them with the truth.
commented 2018-02-01 19:17:57 -0500
TAMMIE PUTINSKI-ZANDBELT commented 2018-02-01 19:08:44 -0500
It wasn’t so much trying to report… a little more to the fact of rubbing it in their face that they wouldn’t
commented 2018-02-01 19:08:44 -0500
Thanks again Sheila for reporting on this trial.

Carl Frank, the trial of an accused un-vetted Syrian refugee molesting 6 underage girls in a public pool, falls under Trudeau’s NO NOT REPORT umbrella!
Thanks for trying to alert the government propaganda station it has dropped the ball!
commented 2018-02-01 18:57:02 -0500
- So the fake news media is continuing to ignore this trial I see. Just pathetic. Thank goodness for the people at the Rebel.
commented 2018-02-01 18:49:50 -0500
Ok … little cliche but first-time caller long time listener… Love Rebel and a big Sheila Gunn Reid fan.

I’ve been watching your updates with the Edmonton water park Refugee molestation trial As you point out it’s one of the only spots you can find updates on it, due to the fact you are the lone reporter.
I’m a red-blooded third-generation Canadian and I like to stand for what I believe the majority of us do and that’s keeping Canada with its roots and values. I did the only thing that came to mind I could do after watching your day 9 trial update recently. I took to Google and found the breaking news phone number for CBC Edmonton news 780-468-2300 I called to report a “breaking news story” and the phone was picked up instantly at the first ring. On the other end was a woman waiting with bated breath for what I told her was something transpiring currently in Edmonton that I felt they needed to be aware of. I then proceeded to inform her that currently the sexual assault trial in involving 6 underage girls and a new Canadian Refugee was currently underway and in day 9. Her tone instantly changed and she informed me that CBC is is reporting on the story when they’re prepared to do so and the currently there’s nothing to report as the trial has not commenced???? Keep in mind this was about 7 minutes ago now 4:35 my time up here in beautiful Fort McMurray Alberta. She told me once the trial commenced she was sure that reporters would be present and a story would be made public. I then informed her AGAIN that the trial is in day 9 and I’m under the impression that CBC reporters are not present in the courtroom or at the court. She then hung up on me. I waited to 3 minutes called back from the same cell phone number I had called previous and what was a fraction of a second to pick up my call previously turned into ring ring ring until of which the point I got their voicemail. I left a message with urgency in my voice, as I feel it’s due and just, explaining the same situation, day 9 of the sexual assault trial in question. I also felt it was time to get a little cheeky and I told them I understood if they were afraid that the liberal government might turn off the tap due to the story possibly going against Justin Trudeau’s diversity Refugee narrative. I asked you all though where’s the strength here ? I’m not seeing it and I’m certainly not feeling it.

Thank you Rebel ….thank you Sheila please keep it up!

I felt I should post the phone number just in case any other Canadiens viewing this post might also find fit to question why this is not relevant news. God forbid one of these girls was wearing a hijab and it was pulled off or cut with scissors in the pool I feel the whole world would have this story cram down their throat before the facts or even fact-checked.