Toronto taxi driver charged with sexual assault
A Toronto police cruiser is pictured in this file photo. (CP24/Tom Stefanac)
Paul Johnston, cp24.com
Published Sunday, January 5, 2014 7:37PM EST
Toronto police have charged a taxi driver after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted early New Year’s Day.
Police say that the woman flagged down a taxi in the Bloor and Markham streets area shortly before 6 a.m. on Jan. 1.
She was driven to the Bathurst and Carr streets area, where she was followed out of the taxi by the driver and sexually assaulted as she approached a home, police say.
The man then fled the scene in his vehicle.
On Jan. 2, police arrested and charged a suspect in connection with their investigation.
Jeyakumar Balasubramaniam, 38, of Toronto, is charged with sexual assault.
He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 3.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
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