Reporting of Sexual Assault,
Police respond to multiple online allegations of sexual assault at Toronto-area high schools
Broadcast time: 16:40
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Unit: Sex Crimes
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a number of sexual assault allegations which are circulating online.
Over the last several days, investigators across the city as well as the Sex Crimes – Child & Youth Advocacy Centre have been called to investigate allegations of sexual assault involving young people.
The allegations of high-school-aged boys sexually assaulting and/or physically assaulting high-school-aged girls are being circulated through online petitions and social media posts.
To date, there have been approximately 12 reports which are being actively investigated.
Anyone who has been sexually assaulted is encouraged to come forward to the police and make a report.
Sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration.
For more information about how to report or other options available, including community support services, please visit YourChoice.TO.
While the Toronto Police Service believes that open dialogue about sexual violence is a positive and empowering step, there are consequences to sharing this information online which could be devastating to the victim and the accused.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca
Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Pauline Gray