Police charge man, 30, in connection with sex assault in Garden District
Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto
Published Monday, September 11, 2017 2:17PM EDT
A 30-year-old man is facing multiple charges after an 18-year-old woman was allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted near the city’s Garden District last year.
Police say at around 4:20 a.m. on Nov. 5, an 18-year-old woman was physically and sexually assaulted by a man in the area of Gerrard Street West and Yonge Street.
Following the assaults, police say the man, who was carrying a firearm, forcibly removed the woman’s belongings.
He was seen fleeing the area on Gerrard Street West.
On Monday, police announced that a suspect has been arrested in the care.
Neville Blake, a 30-year-old Whitby resident, has been charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement, chocking; overcoming resistance, and uttering death threats.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.