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Man charged after woman is robbed, sexual assaulted at Fashion District condo building
Published Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:28PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:34PM EDT
Shane Acton Codrington, 24, is seen in this police handout. (Toronto Police Services)
A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with the robbery and sexual assault of a woman at a downtown condominium in the Fashion District earlier this week.
The incident occurred in the area of Bathurst and King streets around 12:45 a.m. on July 10.
According to investigators, two men followed a 19-year-old woman into the elevator of the building. One of the men tried to grab the woman’s cell phone, police said, and a struggle ensued.
The man allegedly pulled out a gun and robbed the woman, police say.
Police said that the woman was “violently dragged out of the elevator” and sexually assaulted by both men in a stairwell.
The men went to the underground parking garage of the building and fled the area in a vehicle.
A suspect identified by police as Toronto resident Shane Acton Codrington is facing numerous charges, including robbery with a firearm, forcible confinement, and aggravated sexual assault.
He appeared in court on Saturday morning.
Police are searching for a second suspect, identified as 24-year-old Jevor Oshane Brown of Toronto, in connection with the incident.
“He is considered violent and dangerous,” police said in a news release issued Saturday. “If located, do not approach. Call 911 immediately.”
Anyone with information is being asked to contact police or reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously.