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Toronto man charged in alleged attempted abduction of 12-year-old girl

Roberto Armando Vasquez, 47, charged in Attempted Child Abduction investigation. Handout/Toronto Police Service

Toronto police have charged a 46-year-old man in connection to an alleged abduction attempt of a 12-year-old girl last month.

The girl was walking in the area of Lower Jarvis Street and The Esplanade on April 23rd when just before 6 pm she was approached by a man, according to a police statement.

It’s alleged that the stranger proceeded to ask the girl where she lived and her age before requesting he come with her. She declined.

Roberto Armando Vasquez, 47, of Toronto, has been arrested and charged with attempting to abduct a person under 14 years old and criminal harassment.

Vasquesz appeared in court earlier this afternoon. Officers continue to investigate.