Arrests made in Aurora sexual assault

A 22-year-old Newmarket man has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and assault with a weapon in connection with the sexual assault of a teenage girl in Aurora.

As a result of tips from the community, Emilio Gonzalez Ramirez was arrested on Wednesday, July 3. He was also charged with pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon and sexual interference person under 16, York Regional Police report.

Officers also arrested and charged Santiago Gonzalez Ramirez, 32, of Newmarket, with accessory after the fact. Anyone who aids or assists a suspect in escaping or evading police is subject to that charge.

The victim was walking the trails west of John West Way north of Wellington Street on Monday, June 24 at 11:50 a.m. when she was approached, assaulted and sexually assaulted by a man armed with a handgun, according to YRP. She was taken to hospital and treated for her injuries.

Investigators would like to speak with anyone with information about the incident, including the potential witness who was jogging on the trails and the young woman with blond hair who was approached by the suspect after getting off of York Transit bus #1088 on the date of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the e Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071. Or, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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