A Montreal man who has been identified as the ex-boyfriend of a woman abducted from a Wasaga Beach home in January has been charged with criminal harassment.
OPP Acting Sgt. Terri-Ann Pecarinha confirmed that Mohamad Lilo, 34, was charged in Wasaga Beach on Jan. 21. According to news reporting by CBC, he is the ex-boyfriend of Elnaz Hajtamiri, who was abducted from a Trailwood Place home on Jan. 12.
Pecarinha said Lilo was released following a bail hearing. He is scheduled to make a court appearance in Collingwood later this month.
As the OPP does not identify victims, Pecarinha could not confirm that Lilo’s charges are connected to Hajtamiri, who also goes by the last name Tamiri, or her abduction.
Her family is still pleading for her safe return.
Hajtamiri was abducted on Jan. 12 around 8:30 p.m. by three men who identified themselves as police officers and claimed to have a warrant for her arrest. After a struggle with the home’s occupants, Hajtamiri was dragged out of the home and thrown into a waiting SUV; the vehicle turned out to have been stolen and was later recovered.
Hajtamiri had moved to Wasaga Beach to stay with family and was in fear for her safety following the unprovoked attack on Dec. 21 in the parking lot of her Richmond Hill home. Her attackers in the first incident wore masks and used a frying pan as a weapon, cracking her skull.
Hajtamiri also found evidence that she had been tracked, according to her cousin who spoke to Simcoe.com in late January. Days before the Dec. 21 attack, she took her leased vehicle back to the leasing company; during an inspection, they found two tracking devices. A third tracking device was later recovered by York Regional Police investigating the assault.
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