Investigators with the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section, have laid sexual assault charges against a 32-year-old man.

The investigation began in April 2018, after a victim came forward and reported a sexual assault. Later that month, the accused was charged with Sexual Assault and Breach of Probation.

On January 31, 2019, a second victim came forward to report that she had been sexually assaulted. The investigation revealed that on July 12, 2018, the victim attended the accused’s residence, where she was sexually assaulted.

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the suspect was arrested at his residence in the City of Vaughan.

Azary-zarik Manatov, also known as Azary-zarik Gililov, of City of Vaughan is facing two counts of Sexual Assualt, and two counts of failing to comply with probation

Investigators are releasing photographs as they believe there may be additional victims or witnesses. Anyone with information in relation to the accused is asked to come forward to police.

Manatov has been released on bail and will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on April 9, 2019.

A sexual assault includes any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature. York Regional Police encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault, including historical offences.  There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence. York Regional Police understands that while sexual assaults often cause long-lasting trauma, survivors may have difficulty speaking about incidents with friends, family members, or police officers. We want to bring sexual assault cases to a resolution by conducting professional and thorough investigations, while also providing assistance and the resources necessary to support victims during this period of recovery. If you are the survivor of sexual assault, you can report the incident online if you are not in immediate danger, the person who assaulted you is not present, there is no evidence present that may be collected by police (blood, semen, saliva, etc.). Evidence can be collected for up to 12 days after the sexual assault has occurred. You will also need access to a private email address, to which the suspect does not have access

If someone is not ready to report, however is seeking support, please contact York Region Victim Services or the Women’s Support Network Additional resources and information can also be found on our website

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