Burlington teen faces charges of sexual assault, forcible confinement

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Published April 28, 2022 at 3:07 pm

A 19-year man was arrested yesterday following a Halton police sexual assault investigation in Burlington.

Investigators with the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) Unit arrested 19 year-old Owen Zinkewich of Burlington on April 28. He has been charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement.

Zinkewich was released from custody pending a court appearance.

The alleged victim met the accused on an online dating application and investigators are concerned that there could be additional victims.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 8970.

According to the police, sexual assault is any touching of another person without their consent where the touching is of a sexual nature, or where the sexual integrity of the victim is violated. A sexual assault can range from unwanted touching to sexual assault involving penetration.

There is no statute of limitation when it comes to reporting a sexual assault. This means that no matter how long ago the sexual assault happened, you can still report it to police for investigation.

Victims of violence and/or sexual assault can contact the Halton Regional Police Service Victim Services Unit at 905-825-4777 for support.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.

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