09/19/2014 11:05 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:01 EDT

Arrest made 16 years after Toronto sex assault was reported

An arrest has been made in a Toronto sex assault, 16 years after it was first reported.

Toronto police say that the alleged incident unfolded on the evening of June 28, 1998, in the Queen Street West and Beaconsfield Avenue area.

Police say a 33-year-old woman who worked in the sex trade was approached by a man.

It is alleged that the man took the woman to the rear of a building, where she was sexually assaulted and robbed.

Police say the suspect rode away on a mountain bike.

The incident was reported to police, but the suspect could not be identified.

A new cold case investigation has led to an arrest.

A 56-year-old Toronto man faces charges of sexual assault, robbery and failing to comply with probation. The accused is due to appear in court on Friday.