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Man, 22, charged in north London, Ont. sex assault investigations: police

The front of London police headquarters. Matthew Trevithick/980 CFPL

A 22-year-old London, Ont. man is facing charges in connection with a sexual assault investigation into two incidents in the city’s Stoney Creek neighbourhood last week.

Police say a woman walking on a trail in the area of the 700 block of Grenfell Drive, northeast of Adelaide Street North and Fanshawe Park Road East, on Aug. 2 was approached by a man on a bicycle around 5:45 p.m.

The man entered into a conversation with the woman and grabbed her before fleeing on his bicycle, police say. The victim snapped a photo of the suspect before he left the area.

Less than two hours later, police say a teenage girl in the same area was approached by a man around 7:10 p.m. and was offered money for sexual services.

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Police said at the time that they believed the same suspect was involved in both incidents. The two victims did not suffer physical injuries, police said.

After releasing a suspect description and photograph, police revealed on Friday that a person had been arrested in connection with the case, but no other information was made public.

On Monday, police announced that a 22-year-old London man had been charged with three counts, including invitation to sexual touching, obtaining sexual services from a person under 18 and assault.

The accused was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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