TPS News Release: Arrest Made in String of Sexual Assaults (October 22nd, 2012)

Young Offender faces 16 charges in sexual assault investigation, Bloor Street West/Christie Street area

Monday, October 22, 2012 – 10:10 AM
14 Division
416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a series of sexual assaults in the Bloor Street West/Christie Street area.

Between Thursday, August 16, 2012 and Saturday, October 20, 2012, numerous sexual assaults have been reported.

It is alleged that:

– the sexual assaults occurred in the geographical area bounded by Barton Avenue to the north, Ossington Avenue to the west, Palmerston Avenue to the east, and College Street to the south

– the accused approached women from behind, sexually assaulted them, then fled the scene

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It is further alleged that:

– on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at approximately 11 p.m., a woman was walking in the Roxton Road/Bloor Street West area

– the accused approached the woman from behind, sexually assaulted her, and was arrested by police at the scene

A 15-year-old male youth has been charged with:

1. 14 counts of Sexual Assault
2. two counts of Criminal Harassment

He was scheduled to appear in court at 311 Jarvis Street on Monday, October 22, 2012, room 1, 10 a.m.

The name of the accused cannot be released under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Constable Wendy Drummond, Corporate Communications, for Staff Inspector Mary Lee Metcalfe, Sex Crimes Unit

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