Boy, 15, charged with sexually assaulting jogger in Bendale
Paul Johnston, CTV Toronto
Published Thursday, October 13, 2016 4:55PM EDT
A 15-year-old boy is facing multiple sexual assault charges after a jogger was accosted in Scarborough’s Bendale neighbourhood last week.
It happened in the McCowan Road and Lawrence Avenue area at around 5:45 p.m. on Friday.
According to police, the 49-year-old victim was jogging in the area when she was approached from behind by a male on a bicycle and sexually assaulted.
In a release issued over the weekend, police said they were concerned there may be more victims.
In an update Thursday, police confirmed that a suspect had been arrested and charged.
The 15-year-old suspect – who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act – is charged with three counts of sexual assault.
He was scheduled to appear in court this morning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).