As a woman lies unconscious in hospital with life-threatening injuries, Hamilton Police have made an arrest in the brutal attack. Homicide detectives took over the investigation of the sexual attack on the 46 year-old female that took place last Monday near the intersection of Barton Street East and Emerald Avenue in the north end. At this time, the victim remains in critical condition and unconscious.
Hamilton Police say that the suspect responsible for this senseless beating and sexual assault has been identified and was arrested last night at approximately 10:00 p.m. by detectives without incident.
The accused is a 24-year-old male from Hamilton. This male was scheduled to appear in court this morning and will be charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault. Once an information has been sworn to, his name will be released.
Investigators would like to thank the public for their assistance in this case. The matter remains under investigation and if you have information you believe would be of assistance to investigators, you are encouraged to contact Detective Lisa Chambers, of the Homicide Unit at 905-546-3843.