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Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Investigation,
Shanthakumar Kandiah, 54,
Investigators request his image not be published

Broadcast time: 12:57
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

55 Division

Case #: 2020-1288606

The Toronto Police Service would like to update the public concerning an ongoing sexual assault investigation.

See previous release.

A man was arrested, charged and appeared in court in relation to this incident. His image was released.

For investigative purposes the Toronto Police Service requests that no one use or publish his picture at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, 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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications