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Sexual Assault Investigation,
Mesfin Tereda, 56,
Arrested and Charged,
Photograph Released



Broadcast time: 18:00
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

14 Division
416-808-1400

Case #: 2018-2087528


The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to an arrest made in a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

- On Monday, November 12, 2018, a 62-year-old woman was picked up by a taxi at Springhurst Street and King Street West area

- the taxi driver then drove to the Simpson Avenue and Broadview Avenue area and sexually assaulted the woman and dropped her off shortly after

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Mesfin Tereda, 56, of Toronto, was arrested.

He is charged with:

1. Sexual Assault

He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, January 11, 2018, at Old City Hall Court, at 11 a.m., in room 111.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, 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.


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



Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Scott Villers, 14 Division




Sexual Assault Investigation,
Mesfin Tereda, 56,
Arrested and Charged,
Photograph Released



man arrested in Sexual Assault investigation,
Mesfin Tereda, 56
Above: man arrested in Sexual Assault investigation, Mesfin Tereda, 56