After months of intensive investigation, Airdrie RCMP have charged a male with numerous criminal code offences in relation to the incidents where a man on a bicycle was assaulting females, according to a Nov. 7 release from the detachment.
Airdrie resident Adam James Ferrier, 18, has been charged with 18 offences including three cases of sexual assault, four charges of voyeurism, indecent act, seven charges of failure to comply with conditions and committing an offence while masked.
He is alleged to have ridden up behind women on his bicycle and, as he drove past them, hit them on their buttocks. After Ferrier did this, RCMP said, he rode away from the scene.
After an Oct. 16 press release was made public, other victims came forward to report this happened to them, the Nov. 7 release stated. At this point, according to RCMP, Ferrier then changed his behaviour and committed different sexual-related offences while on foot.
This investigation was coordinated by Airdrie General Investigation Section, who incorporated assistance from several units including, but not limited to, Airdrie General Duty members, Airdrie Crime Reduction Unit, Criminal Analysts and Provincial Sheriffs.
“Members of the public were also very instrumental in solving these crimes, as they provided important information during extensive neighbourhood enquiries,” the release stated.
Ferrier has been remanded into custody and will be appear in Airdrie Provincial Court Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m.Airdrie RCMP is asking the public's assistance with any information in relation to these incidents. Please contact Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play store.