A 39-year-old Syrian refugee has been charged after several sexual assaults took place at the West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark this weekend.
Officers say Soleiman Hajj Soleiman inappropriately touched girls while they were swimming. Police were called to the park at around 10:30 PM Saturday.
According to Global News, EPS spokesperson Scott Pattison said “The girls were very courageous in coming forward and talking to the lifeguard, that’s not always the case.”
Hajj Soleiman is a Syrian refugee and a father of six. He has been charged with six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual interference.
The Edmonton Police Service Zebra Child Protection Section has taken over the investigation. Pattison says police believe there may be other complainants. He urges them to come forward.