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Sexual Assault Alert,
Sentinel Road & Finch Avenue West area,
Finch Hydro Corridor Recreational Trail



Broadcast time: 20:56
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Sex Crimes
416-808-7474

Case #: 2018-2326753


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a number of recent Sexual Assault investigations which have occurred in close proximity to each other.

It was reported that:

- on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was walking along a path on the north side of Finch Avenue West approaching Fountainhead Park.

- she was approached from behind by an unknown man who grabbed her, held a knife to her throat, threatened her, and sexually assaulted her

- she was able to break free and run to get help

The man is described as black, 20 to 23 years old, 5’11”, with a slim build, clean shaven, with short black hair, and full lips. He was wearing a hooded top.

It was further reported that:

- on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 20-year-old woman was walking home in the area of Murray Ross Parkway and Sentinel Road

- she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted

- the woman was able to fight off her attacker and escape

The man was described as black, between 20-25 years old, 5’9" to 5’10, with a slim build. He was wearing a dark grey, loose toque pulled down to his eyes, a light-coloured shirt, a dark waist-length, bomber-style jacket, and dark tightly fitted pants.


It was also reported that:

- on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at approximately 8:20 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was walking in the area of Cook Road and Sentinel Road

- she was approached and grabbed from behind by an unknown man, who sexually assaulted her

- the woman was able to break free from the man and fled the area.

The man was described as black, in his early 20’s, 5’9 to 5’10”, with a slim build, clean shaven, with a a round face, short black hair, and thick lips. He was wearing glasses, a bulky hooded top or jacket, and mostly dark clothing.

See previous release.



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, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Autumn Withrow, Sex crimes