Arrest made after Newmarket woman assaulted during photoshoot

New Tecumseth man taken into custody

A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a sexual assault reported in Newmarket.

In September, a 24-year-old woman contacted police to report she had been assaulted by a man posing as a photographer. The victim told police she was contacted through Facebook by someone claiming to want to help build a modeling portfolio, but during the photo shoot, she was sexually assaulted.

Police took a New Tecumseth man into custody on October 15 and charged him with sexual assault.

York Regional Police have released an image of a man in connection to this investigation. Anyone who may have had contact with him is asked to call investigators at 1-866-876-5423.

If someone is not ready to contact the police but is seeking support, please contact the York Region Victim Services or the Women’s Support Network.