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Ottawa man, 35, charged with sexual assault following online dating meetup

Police said Monday they've made an arrest in connection with a hate-motivated assault in the city in late May. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Ottawa police are concerned there might be additional victims after a man was charged with a series of offences including sexual assault.

Investigators said Thursday they received complaints of sexual assault related to an online dating meetup.

Police have charged 35-year-old John “Sean” Anderson of Ottawa with sexual assault, criminal harassment and forcible confinement.

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Ottawa police say there could be more victims related to the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa police sexual assault and child abuse unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944 or mcm@ottawapolice.ca.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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