Milton man facing charges after teen sexually assaulted while walking dog


Published June 25, 2024 at 11:10 am

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A Milton man is facing charges after a teenager was groped last month.

According to Halton police, on the afternoon of Friday May 31, a man was walking along a pathway near Child’s Drive and Ledwith Drive in Milton when he approached a 15-year-old female walking her dog.

He engaged the teenager in conversation before grabbing and forcefully kissing her multiple times on the cheek without her consent.

As a result of the investigation, Sleim Basta, 70, of Milton was identified and charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, and invitation to sexual touching.

Basta has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information, or anyone who has been victimized by the accused to contact the HRPS Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 905-825-4777, ext. 8970.

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

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.


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