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Arrest made in Sexual Assault Investigation,
Queen Street West and Bathurst Street area,
Richard Kenneth Smith, 52

Broadcast time: 12:00
Friday, June 19, 2020

14 Division

Case #: 2020-1061036

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

It is alleged that:

- On Saturday, June 6, 2020, at approximately 9:30 a.m., a woman was walking eastbound on Queen Street West at Bathurst Street area

- a man engaged in conversation with the woman

- the man sexually assaulted the woman

- the man continued to follow the woman until police were called

Richard Kenneth Smith, 52, was arrested on Thursday, June 18, 2020. He has been charged with:

1. one count of Sexual Assault
2. two counts of Uttering Threats
3. one count of Criminal Harassment
4. two counts of Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance

He will appear in court on Friday, June 19, 2020, at 10 a.m., Old City Hall courts, room 101.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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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Constable Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Franco Umbrello, 14 Division