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Arrest Made in Sexual Assault Investigation,
Bloor Street West and Lansdowne Avenue area,
Oscar Sotelo Mendoza, 37

Broadcast time: 14:30
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

11 Division

Case #: 2020-1616355

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

It is alleged that:

- the suspect attended a retail location in the Bloor Street West and Lansdowne Avenue area

- he approached a woman in her 30s and put an unknown substance on her clothing

- he then told the victim she had something on her clothing and offered assistance in removing the substance

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, Oscar Sotelo Mendoza, 37, of Toronto was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Sexual Assault
2. Assault
3. Fail To Comply

He was scheduled to appear at court on Monday, August 31, 2020, at Old City Hall, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

The investigation remains ongoing and officers continue to urge anyone who has any information to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1100, 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 Constable James Hiscox, 11 Division