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Abdi Dirie, 27, wanted in ongoing Sexual Assault/Extortion investigation,
Liberty Village area,
Photograph of man released



Broadcast time: 08:38
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

12 Division
416-808-1200

Case #: 2018-618307


The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating a man wanted in an ongoing Sexual Assault/Extortion investigation.

It is alleged that:

- a man placed an ad in the "personals" section of craigslist, an online classified advertisement site

- the male victim responded to the ad and the two became acquainted

- on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the two were at the address of a short-term rental unit in the Liberty Village area

- the victim was sexually assaulted by the man

- the man subsequently extorted cash from the victim on more than one occasion

- the incident was reported to police

12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau started an investigation.

It is further alleged that:

- the suspect was identified

Abdi Dirie, 27, of Toronto, is currently wanted for:

1) Three counts of Extortion
2) Sexual Assault
3) Three counts of Fail to comply Probation

He is also wanted on previous charges of:

4) Assault
5) Two counts of Fail to comply Probation

He is described as 6’, 205 lbs., black hair, brown eyes.

His photograph has been released.

He is considered violent and dangerous. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1200, 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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Mario Catenaccio, 12 Division




Abdi Dirie, 27, wanted in ongoing Sexual Assault/Extortion investigation,
Liberty Village area,
Photograph of man released



Abdi Dirie, 27, wanted in ongoing Sexual Assault/Extortion investigation
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