Markham man charged with sex assault

Nathan Hoi-Yan Lee

A 22-year-old Markham man has been charged with sexual assaults in York Region and the City of Waterloo.

Nathan Hoi-Yan Lee faces two counts of sexual assault after a victim reported being assaulted in late 2019 at a Markham residence and is scheduled to appear in court on January 6, York Region Police (YRP) report.

The accused was previously charged with sexual assault in Waterloo. Investigators believe there may be additional victims and are urging anyone with information to call the Special Victims Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071. Or, contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

A sexual assault includes any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature. There’s no statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence.

If you’re the survivor of sexual assault, you can report the incident online if you’re not in immediate danger, if the person who assaulted you isn’t present, if you have access to a private email address to which the suspect doesn’t have access, and if there’s no evidence – such as blood, semen or saliva – that may be collected by police. Evidence can be collected for up to 12 days after the sexual assault has occurred, YRP notes.

If someone is not ready to report an assault but is seeking support, contact York Region Victim Services at www.victimservices-york.org or the Women’s Support Network at www.womenssupportnetwork.ca. Additional resources can be found at http://www.yrp.ca/en/services/resources/sexualassaultsurvivorsguide.pdf.

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