A group of culture-enriching “Albertans” is giving the grooming gangs of Rotherham and Oxford a run for their money. Police in Calgary are shocked — shocked! — to find a practicing physician among the respectable citizens who were pimping out little girls to customers at multiple locations in Alberta.
Of the eight people in custody, two are juveniles. The case has a Mohammed Coefficient of at least 50%, which is unusually high for that large a group.
The mayor of Lethbridge says he is “very disappointed” with the misguided perpetrators. I’m sure his disappointment will prompt them to repent their misdeeds and help with their rehabilitation. Perhaps they will one day become model citizens of Modern Multicultural Alberta.
Below are excerpts from CTV News:
10 Albertans charged following investigation into alleged trafficking of 15-year-old girl
CALGARY — A police investigation into the alleged sexual exploitation of a 15-year-old girl in Alberta has resulted in eight arrests and the issuing of warrants for two additional suspects
The accused, who all reside in either Lethbridge or Calgary, allegedly arranged to transport the girl to various locations where she was sexually assaulted.
The human trafficking investigation involved members of the Lethbridge Police Service, Calgary Police Service, RCMP and the ALERT human trafficking counter exploitation unit.
According to Lethbridge police, the 10 people accused of trafficking are also believed to have sexually assaulted a second victim — a 13-year-old girl — and there may still be additional victims that have yet to be identified.
The accused range in age from 16 to 37 and a physician and a business owner are among those facing charges. Eight of the suspects are currently in custody awaiting their bail hearing while warrants have been issued for the two suspects — 26-year-old Merion Krasniqi and 22-year-old Khaled Alsaid — who remain at large.
The eight people who are currently in custody are:
- Dr. Ziyaad Noor, 37
- Mohammad Neirabani, 22
- Mohammad Zafari, 20
- Mahmoud Nirabani, 20
- Fadi (Stawi) Chtewi, 20
- Abdulla Mohammed, 19
- A 17-year-old male who cannot be named
- A 16-year-old male who cannot be named
A total of 60 charges, including sexual assault, child luring, trafficking persons under 18 and sexual assault causing bodily harm, have been laid against the eight people in custody and additional charges are pending.
Police confirm Lethbridge-based Dr. Ziyaad Noor is the physician facing charges.
Teenager Reached Out
The swift human trafficking investigation began late last week after a teenager reached out to the Lethbridge Police Service with disturbing allegations.
“During the course of the investigation, police first learned that a 15-year-old female had been selected, groomed and brought to specific locations where the offences took place,” said Inspector Pete Christos.
“It is believed that these individuals involved in these crimes are all from Lethbridge and Calgary.”
For Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman, the news of human trafficking activity in the city came as a shock.
“It’s a horror story. It’s something that no parent wants to hear about that is happening in our city,” he said.
“I’m very disappointed that there are people in our community, professional people engaged in this type of activity.”
The investigation is ongoing to determine how widespread the crimes may have stretched and how many more people may be involved.
All of the known victims are now safe and receiving social support.
Hat tip: DL.