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DNA evidence leads to charges in 1991 sex assault of girl, 9, Toronto police say

Toronto police say they have arrested a suspect in a 22-year-old cold case involving a sexual assault on a nine-year-old girl.

Investigators say that after going unsolved for more than two decades, forensic DNA evidence collected at the time of the incident has since led them to identify a suspect in the case.

Shane Daniel Garry, 45, of Brampton, Ont., was arrested Thursday.

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He's charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of forcible confinement, sexual assault, sexual interference, threatening bodily harm and two counts of abandoning a child under the age of 10.

Police say a nine-year-old girl and her five-year-old sister were playing in the lobby of their east-end apartment building on Feb. 3, 1991, when a man approached them and asked for help finding a place to eat.

It's alleged the man asked the girls to get in his car, then dropped the five-year-old off at a store before taking the nine-year-old to a secluded area, sexually assaulting her and then leaving her at a restaurant.

Police say they believe there may be other victims and are asking anyone with information to contact investigators or Crime Stoppers.

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