A 40-year-old male was detained in custody after abducting a teenage female at knifepoint.

Police alleged she was walking in the 3000 block of Portage Avenue during the evening of September 24 when she was abducted at knifepoint. 

The male drove her to an undisclosed location where she was sexually assaulted repeatedly over several hours. The survivor eventually fled and used a passerby’s phone to call police.

According to police on September 25, 2023, at approximately 11:40 p.m., General Patrol officers responded to the Spence neighbourhood area for the report of an abduction and sexual incident. 

Members of the Sex Crimes Unit assumed the investigation, and as a result, a male suspect was identified and has numerous charges, including multiple accounts of sexual assault, kidnapping, and possession of a weapon.