Assault in Willowdale leads to arrest
49-year-old man faces multiple charges, including sexual assault
On Dec. 1, Toronto Police Service (TPS) requested the public’s assistance in locating a 49-year-old male suspect wanted in a sexual assault investigation.
One week later, on Dec. 9, the suspect was located and arrested.
With no permanent address for the suspect, TPS was able to find him thanks to assistance from the public, but information on the location of the arrest was not made public.
“Although the suspect did not have a permanent address, police were able to locate him,” said Katrina Arrogante, media relations spokesperson at TPS. “It is up to the officer to release the information they find relevant, and in this case, the location of the arrest was not made public.”
During the investigation, police discovered that the suspect had made arrangements with the 48year-old female victim to meet at her home.
On the night of Nov. 27, the suspect arrived at the victim’s house in the Yonge Street and Byng Avenue area and forced his way into the residence.
He proceeded to physically and sexually assault the victim and fled immediately after.
His first court hearing took place on Dec. 10. The suspect has been charged with assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault, forcible confinement, administering a drug and rendering the victim unconscious. In total, there were eight charges laid by police. The victim, a sex-trade worker, had initially invited the suspect over for a professional encounter.