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A Laval Man Was Arrested For Allegedly Using Dating App 'Badoo' To Commit Sexual Assault

Police believe there may be other victims.
Associate Editor

Laval police arrested a 29-year-old man on December 3 for allegedly using a dating app to commit sexual assault.

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Police allege that Tarek Hammoud used the pseudonym Lucas 29, Laval Québec on the social networking platform Badoo to set up a meeting with his victim.

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"During their meeting, he would have invited her to board his vehicle where he would have sexually assaulted her," reads a statement by police.

The statement also says investigators from the Major Crimes Division have reason to believe that there may be other victims.

According to the statement, the accused appeared in court on December 4 at the Laval courthouse on several charges including sexual assault and battery. He was released with conditions and will be back in court on March 18.

Anyone who may have been a victim of this man is asked to contact Le Service de police de Laval in order to file an official complaint.

Use Info-Line 450-662-INFO (4636) or call 911, mentioning file LVL-201027-008.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault, call the Assaulted Women's Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 or find them online here. You can also contact the Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Assault at 1-866-887-0015 or online here. For a list of resources by province, go here.

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