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Sexual Assault Alert,
Lawrence Avenue and Kingston Road,
Man Arrested

Broadcast time: 14:00
Monday, February 10, 2020

43 Division

Case #: 2020-233965

On Monday, February 3, 2020, police investigated a call for a Child Sexual Assault in the Lawrence Avenue and Kingston Road area.

It is alleged that:

- a girl was sexually assaulted by a man working as painter/contractor at an apartment building in the Lawrence Avenue East and Kingston Road area

Joini Hodas, 50, was arrested. He was charged with:

1) Sexual Assault
2) Sexual Interference
3) Criminal Harassment by Watching and Besetting

He is scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Friday, March 27, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. room 407.

He is also known to have worked at various similar buildings in the Toronto and Sarnia areas, including:

- St. Clair Avenue West and Spadina Road, Toronto, ON
- Dixon Road and Kipling Avenue, Toronto, ON
- Confederation Street and Indian Road South, Sarnia ON

Anyone with any information, or who has been a victim of sexual assault, is urged to contact police.

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.

The CYAC was opened in October 2013 and is comprised of specialized child abuse investigators from the Toronto Police Service, in collaboration with members of the Catholic Children's Aid Society, the Children's Aid Society of Toronto, the Hospital for Sick Children's Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program (SCAN), Radius Child & Youth Services, and Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2922, 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 or Google Play.

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Constable Michelle Flannery, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Eduardo Dizon, Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, Sex Crimes Unit.

Sexual Assault Alert,
Lawrence Avenue and Kingston Road,
Man Arrested