Mexan Basile Mboumba-Awoulé, 38.
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Gatineau police say they are concerned there may be other victims in a case in which a 38-year-old man is accused of approaching young women in public, then using the details he gleaned to harass them on social media.Mexan Basile Mboumba-Awoulé, 38, was arrested June 12. He’s been released after a court appearance on charges of criminal harassment and harassing communications with conditions including not contacting the victims and staying off social media.Investigators allege that he approached three underaged girls as they took the bus, or at their jobs, which are near bus stations, between last December and April.He would start conversations and ask them their name and age and while the girls declined his invitations, he was able to trace two of them on social networks, police said. He’s alleged to have then sent “insistent messages” despite their clear requests that he stop communicating with them.The three girls went to police, who ask that anyone with information about the case call 819-243-4636 ext. 5.Police also warned that social media users should safeguard their personal information so they can’t be traced online by strangers.Criminal harassment includes following someone, constantly communicating with them without their consent including leaving threatening messages, monitoring their home or workplace and repeatedly making obscene gestures or damaging property, police said.Anyone who’s being victimized by a “stalker” should go to police, keep track of details of what happened and when and keep copies of unwanted phone messages, texts, emails and letters, police said. Never agree to meet them, police said. Le 12 juin, nous avons procédé à l’arrestation de M. Mexan Basile Mboumba-Awoulé , 38 ans, relativement à 3 dossiers de harcèlement criminel. Nous craignons que l’homme ait pu faire d’autres victimes et désirons leur tendre la main. Plus d’infos ➡️ : https://t.co/jgEMCP9kTZ pic.twitter.com/Vx2vPqpSi8— PoliceGatineau (@PoliceGatineau) June 26, 2019ALSO IN THE NEWS: Pickup driver killed, two hurt in North Stormont crash Council clips Royal Swan program, receives big hydro dividend, moves toward plastics banMan, 65, missing from Merivale Road since Monday