23-year-old man charged in connection with sexual assault of senior in Newmarket

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the “violent sexual assault” of a senior in Newmarket, Ont.

In a press release, York Regional Police said on May 25 just before 4:30 p.m., a 74-year-old woman was in her garage when an unknown suspect walked in and exposed himself.

Officers said he then “violently attacked the victim and sexually assaulted her.”

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Police said the woman was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Officers said 23-year-old Yorcaef Rodriguez-Martinez has been arrested and charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, overcoming resistance in commission of offence, being unlawfully in a dwelling house and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

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Police are now urging any witnesses, additional victims or anyone with information to come forward.

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