Man facing sexual assault charges after allegedly posing as police officer in Pickering

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Published April 11, 2023 at 10:25 am

A 36-year-old man is facing charges for sexual assault and impersonating an officer in Pickering.

On Tuesday, March 28, Durham Regional Police began investigating an incident in which a male suspect reportedly met a woman online and identified himself to her as a police officer.

“The victim attended the suspect’s home where he assaulted and sexually assaulted her,” said police.

“Through the investigation it was determined that he was in fact not a police officer.”

Following the investigation, 36-year-old Toronto man Ahmed Moustafa was arrested.

He is charged with assault, sexual assault, and two counts of impersonating a peace officer.

Police are seeking the public’s help to locate any other potential victims who may have been contacted by the accused.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Division Criminal Investigative Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2524, or anonymously submit a tip to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers.

Photo via Durham Regional Police Service

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