Sufi religious healer arrested in connection with Peel sex assaults
Chris Fox, CTV Toronto
Published Friday, June 24, 2016 8:11AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, June 24, 2016 2:55PM EDT
Police have arrested a Sufi religious healer in connection with a number of sexual assaults in Peel Region.
Peel Regional Police allege that the suspect committed the offences over an eight-year period, beginning in 2008.
The victims were a 15-year-old female and 20-year-old female, according to police.
Syed Ahmed Amir Khan, 37, was arrested on June 17 and charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of extortion, two counts of non-consensual distribution of intimate images and one count of sexual exploitation.
Police say that they are concerned there may be other victims out there who have not yet come forward.
According to police, Khan has operated as religious healer for several years and primarily worked in the Brampton and Mississauga areas as well as the Guelph Line and Queen Elizabeth Way area in Burlington
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at the Special Victims Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3460.