An Ottawa couple has been charged with holding two 16-year-old girls against their will and sexually assaulting them with a weapon.

Police say the two teens went to police on May 22 reporting a man and woman sexually assaulted them.

Antonio "Anthony" Comunale

Antonio "Anthony" Comunale, 31, made a brief court appearance Thursday after police charged him with two counts of sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement. (Sketch by Laurie Foster-MacLeod)

The incidents happened between May 16 and 19. The victims allege they were sexually assaulted and held against their will. Objects were allegedly used in the sexual assault.

The two girls were invited over to house to hang out, plied with alcohol and marijuana then allegedly sexually assaulted and confined, CBC News sources said.

After reporting the incident to police, the girls were then taken to hospital as a precaution.

Couple arrested Wednesday at Downsview Crescent home

On Wednesday afternoon about a dozen police officers including the tactical unit executed a search warrant at a west Ottawa home on Downsview Crescent and arrested a man and woman.

Caroline Budd

Caroline Budd, 20, was arrested and charged along with Antonio Comunale at her family home on Wednesday. (Laurie Foster-MacLeod/CBC)

Antonio "Anthony" Comunale, 31, and Caroline Budd, 20, both of Ottawa, have each been charged with two counts of sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement.

They two appeared in court Thursday afternoon. Their next appearance is June 3.

Police said the suspects and the victims know each other. There is also one witness, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident or other incidents is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.