Police say on Tuesday September 15, 2015 the Niagara Regional Police were called to a department store in The City of St. Catharines for a violent sexual assault.

A female employee was held locked inside the store washroom where she was viciously attacked and St. Catharines Uniform Patrol along with the K9 Unit located the male hiding a short distance away.

The Niagara Regional Police Sexual Assault Unit entered into the investigation and subsequently charged 41 year old St. Catharines resident Kevin KOHL with a number of offences.

KOHL is charged with Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Forcible Confinement, Overcome Resistance by Choking, Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Uttering Threats and two counts of Fail to Comply with a Probation Order.

KOHL is currently held in custody pending a Bail Hearing to be held at the Robert S K Welch Court House, 68 Church St., St. Catharines, on September 16, 2015.

Police are requesting anyone who may have information on this incident or any other incidents involving KOHL to contact Detective Brian Essery of the Niagara Regional Police Sexual Assault Unit at 905-688-4111 ext. 5125.

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