Sexual Assault Charge Laid Against Man Met On Social Media

"always use caution when meeting anyone you’ve met through social media"

An Innisfil man is facing a Sexual Assault charge following allegations made by a woman he met on social media.

The woman contacted police on Wednesday, reporting she’d been assaulted by the 27-year-old suspect.

The suspect was quickly taken into custody and charged, while police say the victim was not physically injured in the incident.

“Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact,” reads a statement from the South Simcoe Police Service. “If you are a victim, call police and report the incident. We will conduct a thorough investigation and provide assistance and support with our community partners. We would like to remind residents to always use caution when meeting anyone you’ve met through social media channels. When arranging a date, users should consider bringing a friend, or planning a group event to ensure their own safety.”