CRIME SCENE: Georgina man charged in sex assault of girl, 14

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A Georgina man has been charged after a teen girl was allegedly thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted.

York Regional Police say the 14-year-old victim was walking in the area of Metro Rd. S., in Georgina, shortly after 10:30 p.m. on June 2 when she was approached by a man who threw her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. The attacker then fled the area on foot.

The girl was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening physical injuries.

Investigators subsequently identified and arrested a suspect on Thursday thanks to tips from the public.

Benjamin Morrison, 30, is charged with sexual assault, sexual  interference and assault.

COPS HUNT OSHAWA CONVENIENCE STORE BANDIT

A man who robbed an Oshawa convenience store used pedal power to flee the scene.

On Thursday, around 4:10 p.m., Durham Regional Police officers were called to a convenience store on Ritson Rd. S. for a robbery.

The crook entered the store and made a demand for cash stating he had a gun. He took various food items and fled on a black bicycle. He was last seen in the area of Mitchell Ave. and Drew St. No weapon was seen.

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The cycling crook is described as white, 30 to 40 years old, about 5-foot-8, with a medium build, fair complexion and a small beard or goatee. He wore a black hat, blue surgical mask, blue collared shirt, black coat, black pants and black shoes. He was riding a black bike.

MAN CHARGED IN FAIL TO REMAIN

A Mississauga man is charged with failing to stop after accident resulting in bodily harm after allegedly slamming into a pedestrian.

Peel Regional Police say the 61-year-old victim was lawfully walking within the crosswalk on Airport Rd. at Morning Star Dr. around 10 p.m. on June 6. A vehicle exiting a private driveway struck him.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Gurbant Lal, 67, was arrested and charged the next day.

TRAGEDY STRIKES IN CREDIT RIVER

A 14-year-old Brampton boy drowned in the Credit River while jumping off a bridge with pals near Georgetown on Friday.

Halton Regional Police say the teen — who has not been identified — was swimming with friends in MacNab Park around 5 p.m. Friends and witnesses tried to revive the boy before he was taken to Georgetown Hospital where he later died.

Police said witnesses told them the victim and his friends were  jumping off the Adamson St. N. bridge when the tragedy occurred.

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