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Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Investigation,
Shanthakumar Kandiah, 54



Broadcast time: 11:50
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

55 Division
416-808-5500

Case #: 2020-1288606


The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of an ongoing sexual assault investigation.

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 10:30 p.m., a man was operating a power boat in the area of Woodbine Beach.

It is alleged that:

- a man welcomed two people onto his boat

- once on the boat, he steered the boat away from the shoreline

- the man sexually assaulted the two people

Shanthakumar Kandiah, 54, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Two counts of Kidnapping
2. Two counts of Sexual Assault
3. Two counts of Forcible Confinement
4. Operation of a Conveyance with Ability Impaired
5. Operation of a Conveyance with more than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood


He appeared in court, at College Park, on Monday, July 13, 2020, at 10 a.m.

The boat is described as a 22-foot, Rinker power boat, yellow/white in colour.

Police are concerned there may be more victims.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, 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 or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications for Detective Constable Martina Kovacevic, 55 Division




Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Investigation,
Shanthakumar Kandiah, 54



Yellow and white rinker power boat (22 ft)
Above: Yellow and white rinker power boat (22 ft)