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Man charged in Distillery district sexual assault

A Toronto police badge in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

A man is facing charges in connection with a sexual assault in the Distillery district.

Police responded to a call at around 5:20 p.m. on Friday near Parliament and Mill Streets. They found an 18-year-old woman who said she had been attacked and sexually assaulted.

Police say she was able to escape and identify the suspect.

28-year-old Riaz Ijaz was arrested at the scene. He is charged with sexual assault and threatening death.