Arrest made in Edmonton downtown sexual assaults

The EPS has arrested and charged a man in connection with several sexual assaults that occurred since June 28 in Downtown Division.
Just after 8 p.m. on July 6 the Downtown Division CIS Project Team observed a male in the area of 103 Street and 103 Avenue that matched the description of a suspect believed to be responsible for nine sex assaults. The suspect was observed following a female for several blocks near Grant MacEwan University. Downtown Division patrol officers approached and spoke to the male at approximately 9 p.m. after they observed him jaywalking. He was arrested shortly after on outstanding warrants. Further investigations led CIS detectives to lay the following charges at this time:
 
Darrell Julian Walker, 39, has been charged with sexual assault (x3), possession of stolen property under $5,000, illegal possession of government documents and possess credit card data. The accused also has three outstanding warrants.
Several more charges are pending.
After the EPS released the information about the accused on July 6, several new complainants came forward with information. These reports are still being investigated.
 
Background:
Police need the public’s help in locating a man they believe is responsible for nine sexual assaults in the city since June 28th, the latest at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 in the downtown area.
The incidents have occurred between 102 Street and 107 Street and Jasper Avenue and 104 Avenue between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
In many of the incidents the females allege they were approached from behind and touched inappropriately before the suspect fled the scene.

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