The Calgary Police announced Thursday that they have charged a man in connection with multiple sexual assault of three young girls.
According to a statement released by Calgary Police, Stacey SHIBLEY, 56, was arrested on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at his home.
He was charged with three counts of sexual assault, three counts of sexual interference, three counts of obtaining sexual services for consideration of a minor and two counts of invitation to sexual touching of a minor.
The statement further added that the police officers arrested SHIBLEY following the investigation which they had launched last month.
The family of one of the victims shared with police that they witnessed a conversation on a social media platform between the 12-year-old girl and the man, where the family member believed the girl was being sexually abused.
The investigators spoke with a family member of one of the 14-year-old girls and it was learned that she had also been contacted by the same man online, and that he purchased several items for her and sexually assaulted her.
The man allegedly met the girls in the community, then shared his cell phone number with them and sought them out on social media, the Calgary Police said, adding that he also regularly spent time alone with them.
“It is believed he was in contact with the 12-year-old girl over the course of several months. During the time spent with the girls, the man paid the girls money, bought them vapes, drugs and food and drove them around the city, touching them sexually while alone with them,” the statement by Calgary Police added.
According to Calgary Police, SHIBLEY will next appear in court on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.