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[TPS] – Man charged in Sexual Assault investigation, Patrick Pearsall, 50, facing 35 charges, Police believe there may be other victims

In Writing (all kinds) on August 19, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Man charged in Sexual Assault investigation, Patrick Pearsall, 50, facing 35 charges, Police believe there may be other victims

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 11:16 AM
Sex Crimes
416-808-8500

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to an arrest in a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

– through a third party, a man contacted an 18-year-old woman on social media

– the women agreed to meet them in Toronto

– during May 2015 and June 2015, the man sexually assaulted the woman numerous times

On Friday, August 14, 2015, Patrick Pearsall, 50, of Toronto, was arrested. He was charged with:

1) 17 counts of Sexual Assault
2) 17 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a person with a disability
3) Fail to comply with probation

He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10 a.m.

Members of the public continue to contact investigators with information. Based on the public’s assistance, police believe there may be other victims.

The news conference is available on the Toronto Police Service YouTube page.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

There are a number of organizations which provide advice and assistance to youth who need a helping hand. Some of these organizations are http://www.kidshelpphone.ca (1-800-668-6868), http://www.protectchildren.ca, http://www.cybertip.ca and http://www.needhelpnow.ca.

This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

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.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Kim Gross, Sex Crimes Unit, Child Exploitation Section

Attachments to this release are available on our website.

  1. Thank you ThePower&TheG!

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