Man faces sexual assault charges after youth report inappropriate touching in Bowmanville


Published September 12, 2023 at 9:02 am

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A man faces sexual assault charges after youth reported being touched inappropriately in Bowmanville.

The youth reported a man inappropriately touched them in the area of Quick Trail and Green Road on Sunday, Sept. 10, Durham Regional Police said in a press release.

A group of youth were walking in the area when a man approached them and asked about bus stop information, police said. The man then began touching two of the youth inappropriately, police said.

These allegations have yet to be proven in court.

Mohammad Sidiqi, 57, of Clarington, faces sexual assault and assault charges.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Investigators want to ensure there are no further victims and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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Anyone with new information is asked to contact Detective Const. Soto of Major Crimes Special Victims Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5676.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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