Three men have been charged after a 15-year-old Ottawa girl was allegedly lured from a mall and sexually assaulted.

Police have charged Bile Mohamed, 27, Yusuf Yusuf, 30, and Ismail Moallim, 21, with sexual assault with a weapon, sexual assault causing bodily harm, sexual interference and forcible confinement.

According to reports, the girl was lured by a man from a shopping centre in the city’s east end, and brought to his apartment, where police say she was sexually assaulted and prevented from leaving. 

The alleged incident took place on October 23, at approximately 10:30 p.m. 

One of the three men is also facing charges for theft, administering a noxious substance, uttering threats and breach of probation. 

The girl was able to escape the apartment after texting her family and notifying them that she was in danger. Eventually, she was found by police officers who were searching for her whereabouts.

The men were charged on Friday and will be expected to appear before a court.