POLITICS

Toronto man faces 10 charges after woman car-jacked, robbed, sexually assaulted

05/09/2013 11:21 EDT | Updated 07/09/2013 05:12 EDT
TORONTO, Cananda - A man is facing 10 charges, including kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault, after police say a 61-year-old woman was car-jacked while sitting in front of a Toronto coffee shop.

Police say the incident happened early Wednesday morning, when the woman was parked in the city's northwest end and a man got into her car and indicated he had a gun, although none was seen.

It's alleged the man demanded money and credit cards from the woman, then ordered her to drive to a secluded area where he sexually assaulted her.

Police say the man then drove the car to a bank and withdrew a quantity of money from the woman's account, then drove back to the area where the incident began and fled on foot.

Shaun Carlson, 32, of Toronto, was arrested Wednesday night.

In addition to the kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault charges, Carlson is also charged with forcible confinement, threatening death, three counts of theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with probation.