ALERT - Canada-wide warrants for British man accused of luring teen for sex


CALGARY -- Canada-wide warrants were put out for a British man accused of several charges including luring and sex assault after he allegedly travelled to Calgary to have sex with a teen.

But with the suspect from U.K. believed to have since returned overseas, child abuse detectives in Calgary are now working with authorities there who believe they have located the man accused of preying upon a 14-year-old in this city, Det. Mike Ruark said.

The accused, Rabih Makki, 40, said to be married with two children, was the subject of an arrest warrant put out cross Canada on Tuesday.

Court records show he is charged with sexual assault, two counts of sexual contact with a child under age 16 and luring a child.

The accused and victim allegedly started communicating online many months ago with the alleged sex assaults taking place at a Calgary motel during the recent spring break.

Ruark said the teen's parents tipped police to a possible crime.

"The parents discovered this was happening and contacted police, at which point we became involved and started collecting evidence," Ruark said Thursday.

"We believe he travelled to Canada for the express purpose of having sex with a minor."

U.K. policing counterparts believe they know where the accused is and planned to arrest him Thursday afternoon, Ruark said.

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