Sexual Assault Alert,
Queen Street East and Jones Avenue area,
Munish Puri, 35, arrested
Broadcast time: 13:15
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Unit: 55 Division
Case #: 2021-802488
The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of an arrest made in a sexual assault investigation.
It is alleged that:
- on Saturday, May 1, 2021, a woman was on a TTC streetcar on Queen Street East
- a man approached the woman and attempted to speak with her
- the man was not known to the woman
- the woman got off the streetcar in the Queen Street East and Jones Avenue area
- the man followed the woman for a length of time
- the man caught up to the woman and grabbed her arm
- the man sexually assaulted the woman
- the woman was able to get away and ran into a nearby business where police were contacted
On Sunday, May 2, 2021, police located and arrested the man.
Munish Puri, 35, of Toronto, has been charged with:
1. Harassment by repeatedly following another person
2. Sexual Assault
He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 10 a.m. in room 111.
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, 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 Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Allistair James, 55 Division