Police allege man assaulted teen he met online
Police have arrested a 44-year-old man in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a teenage girl that he met online.
"In 2008, the man met a 14-year-old girl on the Internet site VampireFreaks.com. They arranged to meet in person," Toronto police said Thursday.
At that meeting, police said their suspect allegedly sexually assaulted the complainant.
Arthur Brown of Toronto faces charges of sexual assault and sexual interference. He was to appear in court on Thursday.
Police said he used the name "darkboi" on Vampire Freaks, which is an online community for people into goth and industrial culture, and communicated with the email address email@example.com.
Police suspect there may be other alleged victims and they continue to investigate.
They ask anyone with information to contact them at 416-808-8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637).