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A Toronto Bar Owner Has Been Charged With Gang Sex Assault After Allegedly Trapping A Woman Inside

Gavin MacMillan and bar employee Enzo De Jesus Carrasco are facing a total of 16 charges.

Manisha Krishnan

Manisha Krishnan

The owner of College Street Bar in Toronto and one of the bar's employees have been charged with gang sexual assault after a woman was allegedly locked inside and sexually assaulted in December.

Owner Gavin MacMillan, 41, and Enzo De Jesus Carrasco, 31 have both been charged with four counts of gang sexual assault; forcible confinement; and trafficking a schedule 1 substance. Dejesus has been charged with an additional three counts of sexual assault while MacMillan has been charged with fail to comply with recognizance.

The men appeared in court Tuesday.

Toronto police say the 24-year-old victim was given illicit drugs and alcohol at the bar and was forcibly confined inside where she was sexually assaulted, from the evening of Dec. 14 into the next morning.

The Sexual Assault Action Coalition, an advocacy group, said on Facebook that it has been in contact with the city and the Ministry of Labour to shut down the bar "until after these two monsters face trial.

"THERE IS NO ROOM FOR SILENCE AND COMPLACENCY!" the group posted.

The bar's website said it is open Thursdays through Sundays. A spokesman for the bar told BlogTO the establishment "has proven to be resilient in these times and is grateful to those patrons who keep walking into our doors."

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