The bar's owner, Gavin MacMillan, and Carasco Enzo Dejesus were charged after a 24-year-old woman says she was confined and sexually assaulted at the Little Italy bar last weekend.
Some neighbours of Little Italy’s College Street Bar are fuming after two men were charged with confining and sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman at the bar on December 15.
On Sunday, Toronto Police issued a news release saying Gavin McMillan and Carasco Enzo Dejesus were arrested and charged with forcible confinement, sexual assault and sexual assault as party to the offence with any other person. A page on the bar’s website listed McMillan as the bar’s “owner and Superstar.” That page has been taken down since the weekend, but its record is still indexed on Google.
Update: In response to the news, a petition was started online by the co-founder of the Sexual Assault Action Coalition, demanding that McMillan and Dejesus not be allowed to interact with patrons, that staff receive anti-sexual violence and harassment training, among other items. As of 10:30 am on December 20, 597 people had signed it.
And many residents of the surrounding neighbourhood are warning people to stay away from the place, with others vowing never to visit or perform there again:
Others in the neighbourhood haven’t been fans for a while. On December 10, Sofia Shiner snapped this photo of the sign outside the bar.
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