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Thursday, April 18, 2024
Multiple incidents at NOTL outlet mall lead to sexual assault charge


A man who was cautioned by Niagara Regional Police last week for bothering two girls at the NOTL outlet mall has been charged with sexual assault in connection with a separate incident at the shopping centre a few days earlier.

On May 7, police cautioned a suspicious man who approached two teens. It was later discovered that the same man allegedly assaulted an 18-year-old girl on May 4 at the Outlet Collection mall.

Police said social media posts by the public assisted in identifying the suspect.

Salih Sarieyyupoglu, 24, of Niagara Falls has been charged with sexual assault.

Sarieyyupoglu was charged once the May 4 incident came to light, Const. Philip Gavin said in an email to The Lake Report.

The investigation hasn’t uncovered any link between the incident and the community’s concern about human trafficking, police said.


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