Montreal police said the suspect is an acquaintance living in the girl's home.
She was sent to the hospital and treated for injuries to her eyes and neck.
Many of the details in the case are under court-ordered publication ban because the girl is a minor.
Prosecutor Nadine Haviernick said the Crown wants the man to remain behind bars.
"First reason is the gravity of the infraction, and for the protection of the society and the protection of the public," said Haviernick.
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