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Sexual Assault Alert,
Man sought in Sexual Assault investigation,
Sheppard Avenue West and Jane Street area

Broadcast time: 18:00
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Unit: Sex Crimes
Phone: 416-808-7474
Case #: 2021-1287413

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to a sexual assault.

It has been reported that:

- on Friday, July 9, 2021, between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., a woman was walking in the Sheppard Avenue West and Jane Street area

- a man approached the woman from behind and sexually assaulted her

- the man then fled the area northbound through a nearby town house complex

The man is described as black, 20-25 years, 5'5", 150 lbs., with a thin build, and had facial hair on his chin. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, and grey sweatpants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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 Constable Adriano Pileggi for Superintendent Michael Barsky, Specialized Criminal Investigations - Sex Crimes