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St. Catharines Man Arrested for Sexual Assault Offences in Alberta and Ontario

A St. Catharines man has been charged with sexual assault, with alleged offences in St. Catharines, Edmonton and Burlington.

The investigation, which started in 2018, is a team effort between the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) and the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team's Internet Child Exploitation (ALERT ICE) unit. 

ALERT ICE reports the man sexually assaulted an underage youth het met online. 

The two met in Edmonton, and the victim was sexually assaulted. 

Photos and videos of the assault were later posted online. 

Police allege several offences took place in Edmonton, Burlington and St. Catharines between 2012 and 2014. 

It's believed other victims may be in these communities. 

Forty-one year old Jason Anderson was arrested for sexual assault charges on April 29th and was transported to Alberta. 

He appeared in court in Calgary on May 4th and was released on bail. 

The two agencies are looking to speak with other potential victims. 

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to call one of the following places:

  • In Alberta - ALERT ICE: 780-509-3363;
  • In Ontario - Niagara Regional Police Service: (905) 329-8354 ext. 1009128;
  • Or anonymously at cybertip.ca.

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