Man arrested after 9-year-old girl sexually assaulted while shopping with mother in Toronto: police

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Toronto police say a man has been charged after a nine-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man while she was shopping with her mother.

Police said the sexual assault was reported last Saturday at around 2:35 p.m. in the Dufferin and Bloor streets area.

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A mother and daughter were shopping when a man approached the child from behind and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The mother then confronted the man but he fled the area, police said.

On Wednesday, police said a 49-year-old man has been charged with sexual interference.

He is scheduled to appear in court in December.

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