Sexual Assault Alert,
Yonge Street and Gerrard Street area,
Broadcast time: 14:15
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Case #: 2019-1431331
The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to a sexual assault and requests assistance in identifying and locating the man wanted.
It has been reported that:
- Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a woman was in the McGill Parkette near the Gerrard Street and Yonge Street area
- a man approached the woman and struck her on the head with a piece of concrete
- the man produced a knife and sexually assaulted the woman
- passersby in the area confronted the man and the suspect fled the scene
The woman sustained injuries and was transported to hospital by paramedics.
The suspect is described as 6', mid to late 20s, thin build and short black hair. He was wearing a red short-sleeve shirt, black track pants with white vertical stripes, black and white sneakers and a black backpack.
Security video and images have been released.
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, 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.
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Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable James Thompson, Sex Crimes