The incident occurred on Feb. 6 on the Lakeshore East GO transit line when a man sat next to a 15-year-old girl and appeared to be taking pictures of her with his cell phone.
The man then allegedly sexually assaulted the girl as the train approached the Rouge Hill GO station. The girl got off the train, but was followed by the man for a short while before he fled the scene.
A 27-year-old man from Whitby was arrested on Wednesday and appeared in court Thursday.
The man is charged with:
- Sexual assault
- Voyeurism with a sexual purpose
- Indecent acts
- Criminal harassment
- Obtaining transportation by fraud
Police believe there may be more victims and are urging them to come forward. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474.