A 41-year-old man has been charged in connection to a sex assault that happened in Winnipeg's North End more than two year ago.

The assault happened in broad daylight, just before 2 p.m. A 23-year-old woman was walking in the 300 block of Manitoba Avenue on Sept. 19, 2011, when a man came up to her on a bike.

He began speaking to her then grabbed the woman and forced her between two garages, police said.

The woman was sexually assaulted and then the man sped off on his bike, leaving the injured woman behind, police said.

The investigation continued by members of the police sex crime unit and on Wednesday, the 41-year-old man was arrested and charged.

He remains in police custody.