A Niagara Falls man is facing eight charges in connection with an abduction and sexual assault investigation in Niagara Falls, Ont.
The incident happened Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m. near Drummond Road and Highway 420. A female victim in her 20s told police she was walking in the area when a man forced into a pickup truck.
Detectives say the woman was sexually assaulted and suffered facial injuries before she was able to escape on foot. Her injuries were non-life-threatening.
On Wednesday, the 23-year-old suspect was arrested at a Niagara Falls residence and a truck was seized for forensic examination.
The accused is facing a sex assault charge and seven others related to uttering threats and kidnapping.
Investigators say they’re are still hoping to speak with the driver of a white pickup truck — a man who assisted the victim following the assault and dropped her off safely near Frederica Street in Niagara Falls.