Leduc RCMP arrest Edmonton male for sexual assault; “This was a meeting through social media”

Leduc, Alberta – On January 12, 2020, Leduc RCMP were alerted to a sexual assault that occurred in the City of Leduc.

Leduc RCMP launched an investigation and learned that earlier that day, a female requested a ride to Edmonton through Snapchat. A newly added friend agreed to give her a ride and picked her up. The male suspect and the female drove to the area of 50 Street and Black Gold Drive and parked. The male sexually assaulted the female inside his vehicle. The male then drove the female into Edmonton where she got out of the vehicle and called police.

This was a complex investigation which included a production order and DNA warrant.

Snapchat Sexual Assault
Snapchat Sexual Assault

As a result of this investigation, Leduc General Investigation Section arrested and charged Hamza Zahid (19) of Edmonton with sexual assault.

Zahid was released from custody to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on October 22, 2020.

This was a meeting through social media. Police remind the public to take precautions when meeting people through social media


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