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Suspect charged after teen assaulted in park bathroom in Greenfield Park

Greenfield Park sexual assault suspect in court
WATCH ABOVE: Yanick Toupin appeared in a Longueuil courtroom after a teenage girl said she was sexually assaulted in the bathroom at René-Veillet park in Greenfield Park. Global's Sarah Volstad reports.

LONGUEUIL – Yanick Toupin, 36, appeared in Longueuil court Monday after a teenage girl said she was sexually assaulted in the bathroom at René-Veillet park in Greenfield Park on June 29.

A few softball players on a nearby baseball diamond said they heard the girl’s screams and rushed over.

Player Kyle Boutler told Global News he and his teammates saw a man leaving the bathroom, pulling his pants up.

He was followed by a crying girl.

“As soon as I saw that, I knew something was wrong,” Boutler said.

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“I stopped the game and made sure she was alright and then we made sure the guy didn’t get away.”

The players tackled the suspect and waited for police to arrive.

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He was then arrested and detained.

Toupin has been charged with sexual interference, sexual assault and forcible confinement.

The prosecution objected to Toupin’s release on bail, citing a fear for the girl’s safety and that of the general public.

He will be back in court Wednesday for the bail hearing.