Edmonton Police charge man with sex assault against young girl; Investigators believe there may be other victims

Edmonton, Alberta – On Sept. 18, 2019, detectives with the Edmonton Police Service’s Child Protection Section charged Eyassu Tsige Genzebu, 60, with several criminal offences including sexual assault and sexual interference related to two incidents.

Earlier in September, it was reported to EPS that an adult male attempted to lure a 13-year-old girl into his vehicle in the area of 118 Avenue and 124 Street. The male suspect was driving an older model minivan.

The girl refused to get into the van and the male eventually exited his vehicle. The girl reported that the male assaulted her by forcing her to the ground and sexually assaulting (groping) her. The girl was able to break free and run to safety. The male suspect was described as an older, black male.

The girl observed the same male suspect and vehicle eleven days later again in the same area. The male suspect again attempted to lure the girl into his vehicle. The girl recognized the male suspect from the first occurrence and was able to get away safely.

Edmonton Sex Crimes
Edmonton Sex Crimes

The EPS believes there may be other complainants or related incidents. The EPS encourages any other complainants or anyone with information related to this incident to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

MRU #: CP19R001

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