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.
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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.
Police have charged a 35-year-old male after a sexual assault in Whitby yesterday afternoon. An 11-year-old girl reported she was inappropriately touched by an unknown male who passed her as she walked home along the sidewalk.
— Durham Regional Police (@DRPS) October 18, 2019
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.