On May 3rd 2017, Hamilton Police responded to a suspicious circumstances call in the area of King Street East and Wentworth Street North in the City of Hamilton. On May 24th 2017, Hamilton Police responded to another suspicious circumstances call in the same area.
The ongoing investigation revealed that on May 3rd, 2017, 71 year old Giovanni Corda of Hamilton approached a 12 year old female and invited her to his residence for singing lessons and to have her picture taken.
Further investigation revealed that on the 24th of May 2017, Giovanni Corda had enticed a 5 year old female to accompany him to his residence without the permission or knowledge of her parents.
On June 6th, 2017, Giovanni Corda was arrested and a search warrant executed at his residence. Giovanni Corda was lodged in custody with his bail opposed.
Charged: Giovanni CORDA – 71 Years of Hamilton
Charges: Attempt Abduction of a Person Under 14 years – Abduction of a Person under 14 years
The Hamilton Police Service Victims of Crime Unit continues to investigate and believes that there may be more victims that had contact with Giovanni CORDA. Individuals and witnesses with further information are encouraged to contact Detective Terence Cahill at (905) 546-3854. To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com
Further support, assistance and counselling for child victims and their families can be obtained throughout the community through the following agencies:
Children’s Aid Society at 905-522-1121 or http://www.hamiltoncas.com
Catholic Children’s Aid Society at 905-525-2012 or http://www.hamiltonccas.on.ca
Contact Hamilton at 905-522-3304 or by email to [email protected]
THRIVE Child and Youth Trauma Services 905-523-1020 or http://www.thrivechildandyouth.ca