Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Investigation,
Shanthakumar Kandiah, 54,
Further charges laid
Broadcast time: 16:00
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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.
It is further alleged:
- on Friday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m. a man was operating a power boat in the area of Woodbine Beach
- the man met a group of three individuals at Woodbine Beach and welcomed the group on his boat
- he then steered the boat away from shore
- the group requested to be returned to shore but the man refused
- the man then proceeded to perform indecent acts and sexual assaults before eventually returning the group to shore
On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Shanthakumar Kandiah, 54, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:
1. Sexual Assault
2. Forcible Confinement
3. Indecent Act
He was scheduled to appear at court on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at College Park Courts for 9:30 a.m. in room 507.
The boat is described as a 22-foot, Rinker power boat and is yellow/white in colour.
At this time, investigators are aware that the accused had access to multiple vessels and are concerned there may be other 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.
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Constable Michelle Flannery, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Martina Kovacevic, 55 Division