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Sexual Assault Alert,
Man Arrested,
Police believe there may be more victims



Broadcast time: 13:28
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Unit: 14 Division
Phone: 416-808-1400
Case #: 2021-1873120


The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to an arrest in a sexual assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 12:30 p.m., in the Dundas Street West and Bathurst Street area, a man approached a 23-year-old woman

- the man sexually assaulted the woman


It is further alleged that:

- on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at approximately 4:50 p.m., in the Spadina Avenue and Baldwin Street area, a man approached a 20-year-old woman

- the man sexually assaulted the woman


It is further alleged that:

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 7:20 p.m., in the in the Dundas Street West and Bathurst Street area, a man approached a 41-year-old woman

- the man sexually assaulted the woman


On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 7:30 p.m., Pio Paolantio, 54, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Three counts of sexual assault
2. Criminal harassment


He was scheduled to appear in court, at Old City Hall, on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Investigators are appealing to witnesses to come forward, and believe there may be more victims.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, 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 or Google Play.


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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Ryan Gittus, 14 Division




Sexual Assault Alert,
Man Arrested,
Police believe there may be more victims



Pio Paolantio, 54, arrested in a sexual assault investigation.  Police believe there may be more victims.
Above: Pio Paolantio, 54, arrested in a sexual assault investigation. Police believe there may be more victims.