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Man turns self in after warrant issued for violent crimes

Without knowing the full details of an alleged crime, it can be difficult to understand what truly transpired. As an example, a case in Toronto recently came to light of a man who may simply have been a minor nuisance to a co-worker. As matters stand now, however, the police are involved and a man faces charges for violent crimes.

The trouble allegedly began innocently enough back in Dec. 2014. A young woman reported one of her male co-workers began giving her attention she did not want. She informed him that she did not wish his attention, but the man allegedly continued with this behaviour.

According to police, the man started showing up at the woman's apartment without an invitation, starting in Oct. 2016. This persisted until April 2017. She alleges the suspect would demand to see her when he arrived. In an alleged attempt to ascertain her whereabouts, the man reportedly followed the woman's roommate in an area near King Street East and Sherbourne Street on April 6. The roommate claims the man assaulted her.

After the alleged assault was reported, Toronto Police issued a warrant for the man's arrest on April 8. The suspect turned himself in to police on April 10. Police charged him with four counts of assault and criminal harassment.

What began as an interest in a co-worker has escalated into a major legal problem for the suspect. Allegations of violent crimes are more difficult to deal with than less serious crimes. For the best chance at a positive outcome, any man or woman charged with a violent crime should consider the value a criminal defence lawyer could bring to his or her case. 

Source: cp24.com, "Toronto man charged after allegedly harassing female coworker", Codi Wilson, April 11, 2017

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