Suspect charged in vicious Whitby assault that left woman in critical condition

A 21-year-old Whitby man has been arrested in connection to a vision attack that left a woman with life-threatening injuries.

According to the DRPS, the suspect was identified after a security video was released.

He was arrested in Ottawa on Thursday (Aug. 13).

“The suspect was not known to the victim and police believe this was a random incident,” reads a media release.

Officers were initially called to the area of Taunton Road East and Anderson Street around 10:30 a.m. on July 29 after the woman was located near a creek.

“She had multiple, serious injuries consistent with an assault. The victim is currently in critical condition in hospital,” a media release reads.

Anthony Doiron-Francis of Whitby has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault and aggravated assault.

He was held for a bail hearing.

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