Man sought in ongoing Assault and Sexual Assault investigation,
Dundas Street East and River Street area,
Neville Blake, 30, arrested, faces four charges
Broadcast time: 15:14
Monday, September 11, 2017
Case #: 2016-1845766
[Please note that a version of this release, posted at 1:16 p.m. today, contained incorrect information. That release has been deleted. The information below is correct.]
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in an ongoing Sexual Assault investigation into an occurence in the Dundas Street East and River Street area.
On Monday, October 17, 2016, in the evening, officers were conducting a community patrol when they were asked to attend to an injured woman.
It is alleged that:
- a man driving a white SUV approached a female sex-trade worker standing on the sidewalk
- she got into the car and was driven to a secluded area
- a violent struggle ensued
- the woman was choked then sexually assaulted
- she was able to escape while the man drove away
The man is described as black, early 40s, bald, clean-shaven.
Police believe the man to be violent and dangerous. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.
On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Neville Blake, 30, of Whitby, was arrested. He is now charged with:
1) Sexual assault causing bodily harm
2) Forcible confinement
3) Choking, overcome resistance
4) Uttering death threats
He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park, on Monday, September 11, 2017, 10 a.m., room 501.
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, 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.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Deanna Gagliardi, Sex Crimes