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Sexual Assault Alert,
Man Arrested,
Praveen 'Bobby' Balhumar, 29



Broadcast time: 18:00
Date: Monday, December 27, 2021
Unit: 43 Division
Phone: 416-808-7474
Case #: 2021-2483712


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

On Sunday, December 26, 2021, at 12:53 a.m., officers responded to a call for a sexual assault in the Greenholm Circuit and Lawrence Avenue East area.

It is alleged that:

- an 84-year-old woman was in her home sleeping

- a man knocked on her door, befriended her, and made his way in to her home

- he sexually assaulted her

- he fled the home in a vehicle

Praveen 'Bobby' Balhumar, 29, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Unlawfully in a Dwelling
2. Assault
3. Forcible Confinement
4. Three counts of Sexual Assault

He appeared before a Justice on Monday, December 27, 2021, at 10 a.m., via video link.

Praveen ‘Bobby’ Balhumar is a parcel delivery driver and police are concerned there may be other victims.

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 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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Cheryl Jones, Sex Crimes




Sexual Assault Alert,
Man Arrested,
Praveen 'Bobby' Balhumar, 29



Arrest made in Sexual Assault investigation,
Praveen 'Bobby' Balhumar, 29
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