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Man, 72, arrested in Sexual Assault investigation,
New Wave Health Centre, 920 Sheppard Avenue West

Broadcast time: 13:53
Thursday, August 31, 2017

32 Division

Case #: 17-1564377

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in a Sexual Assault investigation.

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, an 18-year-old woman attended 32 Division to report an alleged sexual assault that took place on Friday, August 25, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., at New Wave Health Centre, at 920 Sheppard Avenue West.

It is alleged that:

- an 18-year-old woman attended the health centre for acupuncture treatment

- the acupuncturist sexually assaulted the woman

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 11:48 a.m., Gennadi Zolman, 72, of York Region, was arrested.

He is charged with:

1) Sexual Assault

He was scheduled to appear in court at 1000 Finch Avenue West on Thursday, August 31, 2017, 10 a.m., room 306.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Kate Cowie, 32 Division