|Toronto Police Service
Assistance sought with multi-jurisdictional Sexual Assault investigation
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 3:44 PM
Sexual Assault investigators with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Toronto Police Service (TPS) are seeking the public’s assistance with an ongoing multi-jurisdictional Sexual Assault investigation.
It is reported that:
– on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at approximately 1 a.m., in the Dufferin Street and Rogers Road area of Toronto, a 23-year-old woman was approached from behind by a man, dragged into a laneway, and sexually assaulted
At that time, the man was described as brown, mid-20s, 5’5″ – 5’6″, with a slight beard. He was wearing a black baseball hat, a black, zippered, hooded sweater with white drawstrings, black T-shirt and black baggy jeans.
It is further reported that:
– on January 1, 2017, at approximately 1:50 a.m., officers from the Collingwood OPP Detachment responded to a report that a woman was pulled into a vehicle by a man and sexually assaulted
– the incident occurred at approximately 1:20 a.m., on Birch Street at Second Street in Collingwood
From the investigation that followed, OPP investigators have determined that the man is described as brown, late-20s-to-early-30s, average build with a large mid-section, thin beard, 5’6’ – 5’7”, wearing a blue T-shirt, black pants and a black baseball cap with a white logo.
He was driving a 2005-2010 four-door silver/gray or tan sedan with black steel rims.
Police from Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes and the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch have begun a joint investigation into these sexual assaults.
Anyone with information about this man is asked to contact the investigating police services or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.222tips.com.
If you have been sexually assaulted, police are asking you to please come forward and make a report by calling the Toronto Police Service at 416-808-2222 or, if you live in a community policed by the OPP, please call 1-888-310-1122.
Provincial Constable Martin Hachey
Ontario Provincial Police
Toronto Police Service
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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Anne-Marie Bishop, Sex Crimes
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