Former Carleton Ravens Basketball player charged with sexual assault and kidnapping

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault Unit has charged a former Carleton Ravens Basketball player with several offences in relation to a sexual assault investigation.

The charges come after police received a complaint from a woman regarding an incident in the Market-area and the west end of Ottawa on April 7. The male suspect met a 23-year-old female victim at a downtown bar where he plied her with alcohol and drugs. He then took her to a west end address where he sexually assaulted her. Throughout the incident, the female was in and out of consciousness. Following the sexual assault, the victim was put in a taxi cab which drove her home.

Edward Ekiyor, 22, of Ottawa, is charged with:

*       Sexual assault

*       Kidnapping

*       Overcome resistance to commit an offence

The Ottawa Police Service believes there could be additional victims.Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext.5760. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or crimestoppers.ca.

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