Halton Regional Police have apprehended a man who allegedly exposed himself to two teenage girls at a mall in Oakville. The incident took place last Friday at a Dollarama store inside Oakville Place. The police sought the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, and they have now confirmed the arrest of 62-year-old Paul Swanson.
According to the police, the man approached the girls and engaged in an indecent act. He also made non-consensual physical contact with them while exposing his genitals. Fortunately, the teenagers did not sustain any physical injuries during the incident.
Paul Swanson has been charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, one count of committing an indecent act, and failing to comply with probation. In an effort to gather more information, the police have released a photo of Swanson, as they believe there may be additional victims.
Oakville Place, the location where the incident occurred, is a well-known shopping destination in the area. Situated at the coordinates 43.4616012,-79.6894874, the mall offers a variety of stores and attracts a significant number of visitors. It is essential for the community to feel safe while going about their daily activities, and incidents like these can cause distress among residents.
The police are urging anyone with any information related to this case to come forward. They can contact the investigators at 905-825-4777 ext. 8970 or provide anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
Cases like these highlight the importance of maintaining vigilance and reporting any suspicious activities to the authorities. By working together, the community can help ensure the safety and well-being of its members. The Halton Regional Police’s swift action in identifying and apprehending the suspect demonstrates their commitment to protecting the public and bringing offenders to justice.