Calgary man accused of sexual exploitation of teen girls

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Calgary police have laid criminal charges against a man accused of the sexual exploitation of at least three teenage girls.

The 10-month investigation began in January when a 13-year-old girl reported that she had been given alcohol and drugs by an adult man in exchange for sex.

"During the course of the police investigation, another two teenaged girls were identified as victims of the same suspect," police said in a release Friday.

Investigators believe the man used several social media platforms — including Snapchat, Whisper, Yubo and Instagram — to contact children for a sexual purpose, and that there may be other victims.

It's alleged the suspect used the nickname "Ray" and his username on Snapchat was "rashidmustafa1."

On Wednesday, officers arrested Mohammad Rashid Mustafa, 23, of Calgary, and charged him with the following:

  • 2 counts of sexual assault.

  • 2 counts of sexual interference.

  • 2 counts of invitation to sexual touching.

  • 3 counts of obtaining sexual services for consideration from a person under 18 years.

  • 1 count of receiving material benefit from sexual service provided by a person under 18 years.

His next court appearance is set for Dec. 22.

Anyone who is a victim of child sexual exploitation and human trafficking, or who believes they know someone who is, should call the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers.