Man wanted in connection with sexual assaults on public transit is apprehended

Seen in image above: Police seeking public's help to identify this man. Courtesy photos.

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Police Service says a man involved in alleged sexual offences has been identified and charged. The city’s police force had sought the public’s help with case, releasing a photo of the suspect earlier today.

Police say he is Mohamad El-Husseini, 37, of Ottawa.  He’s been charged with four counts of sexual assault and is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.

The investigation from Central Criminal Investigations continues.

Between March 2017 and March 2018, a man entered OC Transpo buses and sat beside young adult women, on more than five occasions. It is alleged that he touched the women inappropriately by either brushing their leg or touching their thigh with his hands, and/or touching their foot with his feet.

Victims or witnesses with any information are asked to contact the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5625 or by e-mail at mcm@ottawapolice.ca or mail to:mcm@ottawapolice.ca

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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