Man charged with nine public sexual assaults in Bedford

Police charge man in relation to sexual assault and criminal harassment incidents

Police have laid charges in relation to nine incidents where a man sexually assaulted or criminally harassed women in the Bedford area this month.

The incidents occurred between August 9 and 26 in the area of the Kearney Lake Dam Trail, Broad Street and a trail in the area of the 0 to 100 block of Amesbury Gate. In each case, a man approached a woman who was not known to him and touched her in a sexual manner or criminally harassed her.

Mohammad Jamal Shned Al-Dulaimi, 18, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of:

Criminal harassment (x 7)
Sexual assault (x 6)

It is important for victims of sexual assault to know that we are here to help. As part of our victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to sexualized violence, we work closely with victims and ensure their privacy is upheld and well-being is fully considered. We encourage anyone who has been sexually assaulted or harassed to reach out to police.

Source: Release

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