York Regional Police charged a Markham man after he allegedly violently sexually assault a woman he met on the dating app Tinder.
On June 14, a victim of sexual assault — a woman in her early 30s — was taken to hospital with significant injuries after reporting the incident to police.
According to police, the woman met the man, who posed as a 28-year-old using an alias (Jalen) on Tinder, and went to his residence on Kennedy Road in Markham.
The woman was assaulted multiple times with a weapon and sexually assaulted.
The man allegedly made demands for money from the woman and took her out of the residence to obtain the cash, which was when she was able to escape and contact police.
The following day at around 1:30 a.m., police arrested Masseiah Issac Ireland, 19, and executed a search warrant at his residence.
He has been charged with sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, aggravated assault and extortion.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police No. 5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541. Tips can also be left anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPSor online at www.1800222tips.com.