9 a.m., Aug. 22)
make arrest in Blair Station sexual assault case
By Fred Sherwin
Police have arrested a 19-year-old suspect in connection
with the sexual assault of a young woman that begam at
the Blair Road transit station on Aug. 11.
The victim was waiting for her bus at around 5 a.m. when
she was approached by four young men who offered her money
for sex. When she refused they forced to go to a nearby
housing complex on James Naismith Drive where they robbed
and sexully assaulted her in a secluded area.
assault was broken up by a security guard who heard the
arrested Hanten Hersi, 19, on Monday. He was identified
from images captured on a security camera in the OC Transpo
pedestrian walkway over the Queensway. Hersi was out on
bail for a previous unidentified offence.
has been charged with multiple offences including aggravated
sexual assault, forcible confinement, failing to comply
with judicial release, sexual interference, invitation
to sexual touching and intimidation.
other suspects are still at large. They are descirbed
as four black males, approximately 18 to 20 years of age
and six feet tall with short black hair. They spoke English
and an unknown foreign language.
The first suspect was wearing a black t-shirt with stripes
and black pants;
The second suspect was wearing a blue and white striped
t-shirt, dark pants and a white ball cap;
The third suspect was wearing a dark coloured long sleeve
shirt with white lettering, dark pants and a white ball
The fourth suspect was wearing a black t-shirt.
Police Service handout
ask anyone with information to contact the sexual assault
and child abuse unit at (613) 236-1222, ext. 5944 or Crime
Stoppers toll free at 1-(800)-222-8477.
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