Investigation into Series of Sexual Assaults & a Robbery,
Suspect Video and Image Released
Broadcast time: 14:40
Friday, December 21, 2018
Case #: 2018-2326753
Sex Crimes Investigators are appealing to the public to help identify a male wanted in connection with five sexual assaults and one robbery since October 24, 2018.
View Video of Suspect from December 20, 2018
He is described as black, with a round face, 18-25 years old, 5’8” to 5’10”, slim build, short black hair, clean shaven with thick lips. He is usually wearing a hooded sweat shirt or jacket and dark and/or camouflage pants.
Sexual Assault Incidents reported to police:
- 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. The woman was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted. She was able to fight the male off and escape.
- Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at approximately 8:50 p.m. a 22-year-old woman was walking in the area of Cook Road and Sentinel Road when she was approached and grabbed from behind by a male. The male sexually assaulted the victim. She was able to break free from the male and fled the area.
- 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 and into Fountainhead Park. She was approached from behind by a male who grabbed her and held a knife to her throat. The male threatened the woman and sexually assaulted her. The suspect also took the victim’s phone and ear buds. She was able to break free and ran to get help.
- Thursday, December 20, 2018 at approximately 9:10 p.m. a 30-year-old woman was walking home from Finch West Subway Station when she was violently attacked by an unknown male near 23 Four Winds Drive. The woman was knocked unconscious by the male. When she regained consciousness, the male forced her onto a secluded pathway within the complex and sexually assaulted her. She was able to flee from the suspect.
- Thursday, December 20, 2018, approximately 9:25 p.m. a 20-year-old woman was in the area of 31 Four Winds Drive. The victim observed a male loitering in the area at that time. The woman was followed by the male. The male approached her and threatened her with a knife and made a demand for her property. The male stole the woman's cell phone and sexually assaulted her. The suspect then fled the area.
Robbery reported to police:
- Monday, December 10, 2018. A woman was sitting on a park bench just east of the tennis courts at 455 Sentinel Road, using her phone, when a male approached her and engaged her in conversation. The male left but then approached the woman again, but from the rear. He grabbed her and a short struggle ensued he was able to take her purse.
Investigators are encouraging any residents or business owners in the area at the time of these incidents with security cameras to preserve the video and contact the Sex Crimes Unit.
Anyone who may have had contact with the suspect are encouraged to contact investigators, regardless of the nature of that interaction.
View News Conference with Inspector Domenic Sinopoli
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sex Crimes Unit 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.
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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for for Inspector Domenic Sinopoli, Sex Crimes