UPDATE: Police identify, charge man accused of touching women inappropriately on the bus

touching suspect

Ottawa Police say they have identified a man who has been accused of touching women inappropriately on OC Transpo buses.

Police said Tuedsday that over the past 12 months, at least five young women told investigators that a man sat next to them on the bus and then either placed his hand on one of their thighs or legs, or started touching their feet with his feet.

In a press release Wednesday, police said the suspect has been identified as 37-year-old Mohamad El-Husseini, of Ottawa.

He's facing four counts of sexual assault and will be in court Thursday.

If you have been a victim of such incidents, please contact the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5625 or by e-mail at mcm@ottawapolice.ca