A man who has been charged with four counts of sexual assault that occurred on May 15 at Calgary's Chinook mall appeared in Calgary provincial court on Monday.
Salah Eddine Laifa, 28, is also facing a new charge that stems from an alleged sexual assault out of Cochrane from October 17, 2021. There were no further details on the charges coming out of Cochrane.
The latest sexual assault charges stem from multiple incidents that occurred in succession at Chinook Centre.
"As he walked through the store, he reportedly sexually assaulted a woman and then approached two employees at a makeup counter. After a short interaction with the employees, the man committed an indecent act while sexually harassing the employees. The man was asked to leave the store," stated a press release from the Calgary Police Service.
After leaving the store, a female security guard was approached and asked to show him where the parkade was. Once in a secluded spot, the man allegedly sexually assaulted the security guard who then removed herself from his proximity and radioed for assistance. Laifa was arrested and during his Monday court appearance, his defence counsel, Michelle Carrigan requested the case be adjourned to Friday, as they wait for the Crown's disclosure.
Crown prosecutor, Melissa Kostiuk had previously said she would be requesting that bail that was granted earlier on unrelated charges be revoked for Laifa. The Crown sought summary convictions on the mall allegations.
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