TORONTO, Ont. – A 20-year-old Toronto man faces nearly a dozen charges in connection to the home invasion and sexual assault of two women in the city’s north-end.

Alaa Hejazi turned himself in to police at 12 Division at around 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, accompanied by his mother.

His bail hearing, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed until the following Thursday, November 22.

Speaking to CityNews Channel, Hejazi’s lawyer said his client has “never been so much as arrested as a youth or an adult before, and this set of allegations has come as a complete shock to both my client and his family.”

Hejazi faces 11 charges including two counts of forcible confinement, two counts of sexual assault with a weapon, two counts of threatening bodily harm and break-and-enter.

Toronto police said the man turned himself in after they released surveillance images of a suspect in Monday’s incident.

Det. Sgt. LeeAnn Papizewski called the incident “random” at a news conference Wednesday.

“It appears to be random at this time,” she said. “We have no direct evidence to link the accused to the victims.”

Police said the women, aged 25 and 30, were sexually assaulted at knifepoint after a man posing as a door-to-door newspaper salesperson forcefully entered their home.

A struggle ensued between the women and the suspect, who sustained a wound to his torso, police said. One of the women was taken to hospital for undisclosed injuries.

The suspect fled on foot.

Police later released surveillance video and images of a man they believed to be the suspect in the incident.

“It was good that the community came forward,” Papizewski said.

“We tried to get that information out to the public as soon as possible to alert them.”

Papizewski said witnesses were “instrumental” in leading police to the TTC for images of the suspect.