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Man charged with alleged sex assault of girl, 15

Shazad Abdul, 42, charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a teen inside his vehicle. TORONTO POLICE SERVICE

A 42-year-old man is facing a number of charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

Police said she was approached by a man in a vehicle near Lawrence Avenue East and Orton Park Road at around 5:30 a.m. on Monday, who then allegedly sexually assaulted her inside the vehicle.

She managed to escape and then called police.

Shazad Abdul, of Toronto, has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, forcible confinement and invitation to sexual touching.

Police believe there may be other victims.

The accused’s vehicle is described as a Red GMC Suburban SUV/ truck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (416) 808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).