Man arrested after alleged sexual assault of 11-year-old girl in Whitby

Oct 18 2019, 11:00 am

A 35-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Whitby on Thursday afternoon.

Officers with Durham Regional Police were called to the area of Crayon Drive and Dundas Street around 3:30 pm after receiving a report of a sexual assault.

Police say an 11-year-old girl was allegedly inappropriately touched by an unknown man as he passed her as she walked home.

A short time later, the suspect was seen coming out of a nearby residence and he was arrested and charged.

According to police, 35-year-old Akil Webb-Brathwaite of Whitby has since been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference with a person under 16.

Police say he was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with more information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Ahee of the Major Crime Sexual Assault Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5234.