Male facing sexual assault charges in relation to alleged incidents: Edmonton Police

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has arrested and charged a 20-year-old Edmonton man in connection to a pair of alleged sexual assaults involving teen females that he met on social media apps.

It was reported to police that on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, the accused and an 18-year-old female complainant met face-to-face at an Edmonton shopping complex, following friendly discussions held on a dating app. It is alleged that on the following day, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, the young woman agreed to attend the accused male’s residence, where she eventually sexually and physically assaulted.

In the second incident, it is alleged that the same male met a 16-year-old female complainant on a social media app and commenced a friendship. The accused and teen complainant then met face-to-face at the teen’s residence, where it is alleged the accused sexually and physically assaulted her.

Keenan Wayne Burlaka, 20, of Edmonton
(EPS) Keenan Wayne Burlaka, 20, of Edmonton

On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, investigators arrested and charged Keenan Wayne Burlaka, 20, of Edmonton, with sexual assault with a weapon, sexual assault, forceful confinement, choking to overcome resistance, strangulation, making sexual explicit material available to a child with intent and breach of conditions.

Known as “Greene” and/or “Kai” online, it is alleged that Burlaka uses social media platforms to meet and befriend young, female complainants, before meeting in person and sexually assaulting them.

Investigators are releasing a photo of the accused, as they believe there may be other complainants. Anyone with information regarding this investigation and/or has had similar experiences with Burlaka is asked 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.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: SA20R006

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