BY KELLY ROCHE
A 35-year-old Brampton man was arrested and charged Friday in relation to a pair of sexual assault cases.
A woman, 19, escaped her attacker on December 1 in Brampton’s McLaughlin-Kingknoll area.
The victim was able to break free from the suspect, and the man fled with her cell phone.
A second victim came forward Thursday reporting she was sexually assaulted December 2 at 7 a.m. in the lobby of her apartment building on Lisa St. in Brampton, near Dixie Rd. and Queen St.
In this incident, a man grabbed the victim and she was also able to escape.
Simon Charles Edwards is charged with sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, and robbery.
He is being held for a bail hearing and will appear in Brampton court tomorrow.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (905) 453-2121 ext. 3460 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).