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Police would not say why they believe he is in Winnipeg.

Earlier this month, Edmonton police said the man started communicating with the teens using the names “Jamie Dole” and “Caramel Thunder” on the Snapchat social media app over the summer. The man allegedly promised to buy things for the girls, sometimes requesting nude photos and videos in exchange for money.

In early August, the 24-year-old met a 14-year-old girl on the app, picked her up near her home, and then drove her to his home in west Edmonton where he allegedly sexually assaulted her, police said.

The man also is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl twice after meeting her on the app — once in a vehicle on July 26, and a second time at his home on Aug. 5.

Officers believed there may be other victims, and had asked them to come forward to police.

Prasad-Pal is facing multiple charges including luring a child under 16 years old, sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, and obtaining sexual considerations. According to a release from the Edmonton Police Service, he was also charged with sexual assault with a weapon, uttering threats and unlawful confinement. Additional charges may be pending, police said.

He is described as South Asian, six-foot-three in height, 238lbs, with black hair and black eyes.

– With files from Lauren Boothby, Postmedia

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