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[TPS] – Sexual Assault Alert, Parliament Street and Howard Street area, Police request help locating man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation

In Writing (all kinds) on April 10, 2016 at 10:07 PM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Sexual Assault Alert, Parliament Street and Howard Street area, Police request help locating man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation

Sunday, April 10, 2016 – 10:02 PM
51 Division
416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to a Sexual Assault investigation and requesting the public’s assistance identifying the man wanted.

On Saturday, April 9, 2016, at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a call for a sexual assault in the Parliament Street and Howard Street area.

It is reported that:

– a 52-year-old woman was in an elevator in an apartment building

– she was approached by a man

– the man displayed a handgun and directed the woman to leave the elevator

– she was forced to the stairwell where she was sexually assaulted

– the man fled the building

He is described as black, 20-25, 5’9”, medium build, wearing black jeans, grey hooded sweater, grey vest, dark toque, tan shoes and carrying a red knapsack.

Security camera images of the man are now released.

Police believe him to be armed and dangerous. If located, do not approach him. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

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). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

A sexual assault is defined by the Criminal Code of Canada as 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 Unit website.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

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