Toronto Police are informing the public that an arrest has been made in a sexual assault investigation.
25-year-old, Shamraaj Thavagnanathiruchelvam is now facing several charges including, sexual assault with a weapon, threatening death and obstructing police.
It was back on Friday, July 1st when a 43-year-old woman claims she was assaulted on her way back home through a wooded area. Investigators say that she managed to break free twice after the suspect grabbed her and she finally got away after being chased by him, but not before he was able to assault her. She taken to hospital a short time later.
The incident reportedly took place near Piperbrook Crescent and Ling Road near Lawrence Avenue East and Kingston Road.
Thavagnanathiruchelvam was arrested on Saturday, July 2nd at 3:30 p.m. and he made his first appearance in court on Sunday, July 3rd at 10 a.m.
Anyone with information is asked to call Toronto Police or Crime Stoppers.