Calgary police identify, charge man following showhome sexual assault

Charges have been laid following an investigation into a sexual assault at a showhome in Calgary’s Alpine Park neighbourhood.

At around 7 p.m. on Jan. 31, a man entered a showhome in the 200 block of Alpine Avenue S.W., presenting himself as a potential home buyer.

During a tour of the home, the man confined an employee to a room and began to touch her in a sexual manner without consent, police said.

When the woman threatened to call police, the man drove away in a dark-coloured SUV.

After asking for tips from the public, Calgary police identified the man as 46-year-old Zubair Hanif, of Calgary.

Hanif was charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement. He is due to appear in court on March 16.

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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