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Arrest is made in sexual assault in condo elevator

Toronto Star logo Toronto Star 2019-07-13 Temur Durrani - Staff Reporter
a person posing for the camera: Toronto police are seeking Jevor Oshane Brown, 24, of Toronto. © Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Toronto police are seeking Jevor Oshane Brown, 24, of Toronto. a man smiling for the camera: Shane Acton Codrington, 24, of Toronto has been arrested and is facing charges of robbery and sexual assault. © Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Shane Acton Codrington, 24, of Toronto has been arrested and is facing charges of robbery and sexual assault.

Toronto police have arrested and charged a man in connection with a sexual assault and robbery at gunpoint in a condo elevator, and have identified a second suspect who remains at large.

Around 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, a 19-year-old woman entered her condo building elevator near Bathurst St. and King St. W. when two men entered behind her, police said Thursday.

One man tried to rob her of her cellphone and produced a handgun as she struggled to keep it. She was then sexually assaulted by both men after being “violently dragged” from the elevator to a nearby stairwell.

After the incident, both men fled from an underground parking garage. They were caught on security camera footage from the elevator, which police released Thursday.

Shane Acton Codrington, 24, of Toronto has been arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon to commit offence, carrying a concealed weapon and forcible confinement.

He’s also been charged with two counts of sexual assault with a weapon, two counts of aggravated sexual assault, and one charge each of assault and sexual assault as a party to the offence with another person.

Police said he appeared in court Saturday.

Police have also released a photo of Jevor Oshane Brown, 24, of Toronto, who they say is considered “violent and dangerous.” Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911 immediately without approaching him.

Information about the incident or the suspects can be shared with police at 416-808-7474 or through Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Temur Durrani is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @temurdur

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