Sus­pect sought in as­sault on se­nior


Ottawa po­lice are hunt­ing for a 33-year-old man af­ter an 80-year-old man was al­legedly forcibly con­fined and sex­u­ally as­saulted.

Po­lice al­lege the in­ci­dents took place be­tween Aug. 18 and Sept. 11 in the 300 block of Som­er­set St. W., be­tween O’Con­nor and Met­calfe streets.

The vic­tim suf­fered non life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

Mar­wan Ah­mad of Ottawa is charged with sex­ual as­sault, forcible con­fine­ment, as­sault with a weapon, mis­chief un­der $5,000 and ut­ter­ing threats.

He is de­scribed as a Mid­dle Eastern man who’s around five-foot seven, bald­ing on the top and back of his head, and has a pos­si­ble goa­tee. He was last known to be wearing a black waist-length jacket and blank pants and shoes, with a brown briefcase and a dark suit­case.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing this in­ves­ti­ga­tion is asked to call Ottawa Po­lice’s Cen­tral Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5166. 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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