In September of 2022, detectives with the Niagara Regional Police Service Child Abuse Unit commenced an investigation into allegations of sexual assault.
Subsequently on Friday September 9, 2022, a male was arrested and charged in relation to a 13-year-old female.
39-year-old Mario Bozza is facing the following charges:
– Abduction of person under 14
– Sexual Assault
– Sexual Interference
– Invitation to Sexual touching
– Expose genitals
Bozza is currently being held in custody pending a bail hearing on Friday September 9, 2022, at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in the City of St. Catharines.
It is believed that the suspect was driving a distinctive vehicle during the commission of the offence, a 2019 light Ford Mustang with licence plate CHFY 702, aftermarket exhaust, black tint and black rims.
Through their investigation, detectives have reason to believe social media was utilized to contact further victims, and are asking anyone with information to contact them at (905) 688-4111, dial option 3, ext 1009538. Please see attached photo of the suspect.