Ottawa police are asking for the public's help to locate a man who was recently convicted of sexual offences against children.

Ibrahim Farhat, 34, was found guilty of sexual assault and sexual interference in March 2009. Police say he was released on conditions prior to his sentencing.

Police say Farhat has since breached those conditions and is believed to be a flight risk.

He is described as a Middle Eastern man who is about five feet seven inches tall with a heavy build. He has short black hair, brown eyes and a goatee.

Anyone with information about Farhat's whereabouts is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-TIPS.