Hamilton man charged with sexual assault in Milton

A 27-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with sexual assault, assault, robbery, uttering threats and fraud under $5000.

On Thursday June 6 around 11 p.m., police were called to the area of Nipissing Rd. near Childs Dr. in Milton for a disturbance. Police say they found a victim who had been sexually assaulted. The suspect fled in a 4 door silver sedan.

On June 10, members of the Halton child abuse and sexual assault unit arrested Benjamin Novikov in Hamilton.

Police say Novikov used a number of different profile names on the website LeoList, including “Thor Odinson”, “CandyBen” and “Champion”.

Halton police are reminding the public to be vigilant when contacting people online.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Chris Newcombe at 905-465-8965 or Detective Joe Barr at 905-465-8969.


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