Man arrested in Edmonton in relation to sexual assault investigation in London, Ontario

London, Ontario – A man wanted by the London Police Service in relation to a sexual assault investigation turned himself into Edmonton Police Service earlier this week.

Members of the London Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section have arrested Moses Wal, 49, of Edmonton, and he is currently in custody in London.

Moses Wal has been charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:

• Sexual assault;

• Sexual interference with a person under 16 years of age; and

• Invitation to sexual touching to a person under the age of 16.

The accused remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in London court today, July 10, 2019.

BACKGROUND

UPDATE: Warrant issued for Alberta man

UPDATE # 1 – LONDON, ON (July 5, 2019) – A Canada wide warrant has been issued for the arrest of an Edmonton, AB man in connection with the July 3, 2019, incident during which a 12-year-old girl was inappropriately touched.

Moses Wal, 49, of Edmonton, is charged by warrant with sexual assault, sexual interference with a person under 16 years of age and invitation to sexual touching to a person under the age of 16.

It is believed the suspect boarded a flight and returned to Edmonton yesterday afternoon.

BACKGROUND

Police seeking assistance in identifying suspect

LONDON, ON (July 4, 2019) – London Police are asking anyone with information about an incident yesterday near Sherwood Forest Mall on Wonderland Road North during which a 12-year-old girl was inappropriately touched to contact investigators.

On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at approximately 10 p.m., the girl was near the mall when she was approached by a man who engaged her in conversation. He walked with her for a short distance and inappropriately touched her.

The girl ran home and police were contacted. She did not suffer any physical injuries.

Investigators with the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section are investigating.

The suspect is a male who is described as Black, late 30s or early 40s, 6’3” – 6’4” and very thin with short dark hair, dark brown eyes, and a noticeable accent. He was wearing a black t-shirt with gold on it, dark-coloured pants and black shiny shoes.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com

London Police Service



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