Cleaning ad leads to sexual assault

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A Windsor man is facing several charges after two reported sex assaults.

Police said they found a woman at a home on Darlington Crescent near Little River Acres Drive on Wednesday after she was driven there by a man looking for a cleaning lady.

“Officers believed that an adult inside the residence may be in danger, and as a result, they forced their way into the residence,” said police in a news release on Thursday afternoon. “Once inside they located an adult female with non-life threating injuries.”

A man was also arrested inside the house.

Investigators said the woman recently posted an advertisement on the internet offering professional cleaning services and arranged to meet the suspect. The suspect allegedly began assaulting the victim when they got to the home to discuss the cleaning agreement.

Suthakar Muthucumaru, 44, of Windsor, is charged with sexual assault, forcible confinement, choking a person, and assault.

Investigators were also able to link the suspect to a similar case from December of 2018 and Muthucumaru is facing further charges of assault, forcible confinement, and sexual assault.

Police also believe there could be more victims.

“The Windsor Police Service would like to remind the community of the inherent dangers of meeting a stranger in person,” said police. “It should only be done while in a public place.”