Pizza delivery driver charged after allegedly sexually assaulting woman who placed order

Last week, Dartmouth police received a report of a sexual assault that happened May 31 at a Highfield Park residence.

In a statement, police said a pizza shop delivery driver sexually assaulted a woman who had ordered for delivery.

He was identified as 24-year-old Janish Sureshkuma Patel, from Halifax.

According to the release, Patel was arrested June 4 without incident and charged with one count of sexual assault.

He is set to appear in Dartmouth court at a later date.

Police said in the release they are using a trauma-informed and victim-centered approach to sexual violence.

To protect the identity of the survivor, police are not releasing any more details.

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