Door-to-door salesman charged with attacking girl

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Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:43 PM ET

TORONTO -- A Toronto man faces serious charges after a door-to-door salesman allegedly attacked an 11-year-old girl in her Burlington, Ont., home.

Halton Regional Police said Monday that a man selling hot water tank services was knocking on doors in the Riverside Dr. area on Saturday.

A female homeowner invited him in but eventually decided against switching services.

Shortly after the salesman departed the woman left the house, leaving her 11-year-old daughter alone.

Det.-Sgt. Ron Hansen said the girl became "afraid" when she heard knocking on the door and saw it "open on its own."


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