20-year-old man accused of luring, sexually assaulting teen he met online

Ottawa Police say a 20-year-old man is facing sexual assault charges after officers investigated allegations made by a 14-year-old girl.

Police were told last September that the victim had been contacted by a male on social media. The two became friends, and police say the girl was subsequently sexually assaulted.

Ottawa Police arrested Brendon Wayne Spurrell on Wednesday.

Spurrell is charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, and child luring.

Police allege the suspect has used aliases such as Eric Galloway and Zane O'Connor, and officers are concerned there may be other victims.

Spurrell will be in court on Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or downloading the Ottawa Police app.