UPDATE: Charges laid in sexual assault of 5-year-old Calgary boy

Calgary, Alberta – Charges have now been formally laid in relation to the random sexual assault of a child on Saturday.

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Kenneth HORNBY, 57, of Calgary, is charged with sexual assault, sexual interference with a child and invitation to sexual touching. He will next appear in court on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

BACKGROUND:

One man has been taken into custody and charges are pending in relation to the random sexual assault of a child.

At approximately 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, a five-year-old boy was riding his bike in an alley in the 3000 block of Elbow Drive S.W. It is alleged he came across a man in the alley who was looking into garbage bins, had a brief conversation with him and was subsequently sexually assaulted by the man. The man released the boy, he then went home and told his parents who immediately called police.

Today, Sunday, May 21, 2017, members of the Calgary Police Service Child Abuse Unit arrested a 57-year-old man in relation to this incident. Charges of sexual assault, sexual interference with a child and invitation to sexual touching are pending. The man’s name will be released once he has been before a Justice of the Peace and charges have been formally laid.

The CPS would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance in this investigation.

BACKGROUND:

Calgary Police Seek to Identify Possible Suspect in Sexual Assault of 5-Year-Old Boy

Calgary, Alberta – The Calgary Police Service is currently investigating what is believed to be a random sexual assault of a child and is seeking public assistance to identify and locate the suspect.

At approximately 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, a five-year-old boy was riding his bike in an alley in the 3000 block of Elbow Drive S.W. It is alleged he came across a man in the alley who was looking into garbage bins, had a brief conversation with him and was subsequently sexually assaulted by the man.

The man released the boy and he went home and told his parents who immediately called police.

calgary-police-search-for-male-who-sexually-assaulted-5-year-old-boyThe child was taken to the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. He did not suffer any physical injuries as a result of the assault.

Police responded to the area and took one man into custody, however, at this time he is not believed to be the man responsible for the assault.

The Child Abuse Unit was called out to investigate. Police are also canvassing the area for witnesses and CCTV. A CCTV image collected during the early part of the investigation is being released in hopes of identifying the suspect.

He is described as Caucasian, 50 years old, grey hair and a short beard. He was wearing a grey jacket, dark pants and was carrying a black garbage bag.

Anyone with information about this incident, or the man’s identity, is asked to call the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: 274637

CASE #17205148/3626

Calgary Police Service


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