Police Arrest Man in Connection with Sexual Assault in Brampton


A Toronto man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Brampton.

According to Peel police, the suspect first made contact with the victim on an online dating app. On Friday, May 26 at approximately 6:10 a.m., the two met in an agreed upon location in Brampton and the victim was reportedly sexually assaulted.

Police arrested 27-year-old Ricardo De Sousa on May 29 and charged him with sexual assault.

De Sousa will appear in court on Monday, June 19.

Anyone with further information regarding this investigation is asked to call investigators at the Special Victim's Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3460. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word "PEEL" and then your tip.

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