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Man arrested in two sexual assault investigations,
Nam Ly, 62

Broadcast time: 16:40
Saturday, October 19, 2019

31 Division

Case #: 2019-2006860

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in two sexual assault investigations.

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 2 p.m., officers responded to a call for a sexual assault at Sheppard West Subway Station.

It is alleged that:

- a woman boarded a TTC bus

- a man sat down beside her ignoring the empty seats

- he sexually assaulted her

- the woman told the bus operator who called police

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at approximately 2:25 p.m., officers responded to a call for a sexual assault at Jane Subway Station.

- a 24-year-old woman was on board a TTC bus

- a man sat down beside her

- he sexually assaulted her

- she fled the bus, the suspect stayed on board

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Nam Ly, 62, of Toronto, was arrested. He has been charged with:

1) Sexual Assault
2) Sexual Assault

He appeared in court at 1000 Finch Avenue West on Friday, October 18, 2019, at 10 a.m., in courtroom 306.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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.

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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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Frank Lazzaro, 31 Division