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Toronto police make 2nd arrest in condominium elevator sex assault

Toronto police have arrested a second person suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in a condominium elevator in the Bathurst Street and King Street West area last Wednesday.

Arrest comes just days after 1st suspect was taken into custody and charged

Police were looking for these two men after a woman was violently dragged and sexually assaulted in a stairwell in a downtown condo building last Wednesday. (Toronto Police Service)

Toronto police have arrested a second person suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in a condominium elevator in the Bathurst Street and King Street West area last Wednesday.

A 24-year-old Toronto man was taken into custody Tuesday and faces a string of charges, including:

  • Robbery with a firearm.
  • Forcible confinement.
  • Two counts of sexual assault with a weapon.
  • Two counts of aggravated sexual assault. 
  • Assault.
  • Gang sexual assault.

The arrest comes just four days after police took another 24-year-old into custody. That accused appeared in court Saturday.

Police say a 19-year-old woman entered the elevator around 12:45 a.m. when two men entered behind her, pulled a gun on her and robbed her of her cellphone. 

The woman was then "violently dragged" out of the elevator, according to police, and sexually assaulted in a stairwell nearby, police said. 

Both men then went to the underground parking garage and fled in a vehicle. 

In a news release Wednesday evening, police thanked the public for their assistance in identifying the suspects.