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14-year-old charged in connection with sexual assault investigation in Toronto: police

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A 14-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a sexual assault investigation in Toronto, police say.

In a press release, Toronto police said on Saturday, officers received a report of a sexual assault in the Weston Road and Bellevue Crescent area.

Police said a male youth had followed a female victim off of the elevator in a building and had allegedly brandished a knife towards her and attempted to force her into a stairwell.

Officer said that victim was able to escape by “quickly entering her apartment and locking the door.”

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According to police, the youth then entered a laundry room in the building, where a second victim was.

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Police said the woman was approached by the male youth and was sexually assaulted at knifepoint.

Officers said the youth then fled the building.

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Police said on Tuesday, a 14-year-old boy from Toronto was arrested. He cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

He has been charged with sexual assault with a weapon and assault with a weapon.

Police said he is scheduled to appear in court on June 29.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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