A Calgary teacher and music teacher has pleaded guilty to 17 charges in a Calgary courtroom April 4.
Christian Allen Sarile, 29, admitted to offering girls as young as 12-years-old money, vapes and alcohol in return for sexual favours.
In a 72-page agreed statement of facts, Sarile admitted to contacting girls between the ages of 12 and 16 through a multitude of social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Ask.fm.
He extorted nude and pornographic images and videos from young girls online and met some for sexual favours at LRT stations, parking lots and parks. Sarile was 27-years-old at the time.
Using fake names, like Josh and Brandon, Sarile lured girls promising hundreds of dollars, vapes, clothes, rides and food to get them to meet him and perform sexual acts on him. He also sent some girls pictures of other boys, typically a blonde, blue-eyed teen, to disguise his identity. He told his victims he was between 16 and 19 years old.
In one case, posing as someone else, he told a victim if she didn’t have sex with Sarile, he’d be beaten up. In another situation, he posed as a teen who was being abused by his step-father.
In some cases, when Sarile received images or videos from victims, he’d threaten to share them with friends and family unless they sent more.
Sarile was originally arrested in May 2017 on his way to his teaching job. He was later released and ordered not to possess a smartphone or use the Internet.
Further police surveillance showed Sarile continued to engage in sexual acts with underage girls and he was using his phone and computer to contact more victims.
Police officers again arrested Sarile in Dec. 2017 and he was denied bail.
While Sarile was in the Calgary Remand Centre, more girls came forward and additional charges were laid against him.
Investigators from the Internet Childhood Exploitation unit found thousands of child pornography images on Sarile’s phone and laptops.
He pleaded guilty to sexual assault, sexual touching, communication with girls under the age of 16 for the commission of an offence, obtain nude photos and/or videos by threats and making child pornography.
Sarile is now awaiting sentencing.