Toronto police conduct off-campus sexual assault investigation

The Toronto Police Service, 31 Division, said last night that it would like to make the public aware of several sexual assault incidents that took place between September and November 2010. Police have investigated four reports where young women between 20 and 25 were walking in the Black Creek Parklands, in the Finch Avenue West /Sentinel Road area.

The women were approached from behind by a man who made inappropriate sexual comments before he sexually assaulted them. The man followed the women until they walked into a clearing; he then turned back into the wooded area of the park. All the assaults occurred between 12 noon and 7 p.m.

The suspect is described by police as male, 24, with an olive/tan complexion and a thin build, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10. He was last seen with a moustache and goatee, wearing a multi-coloured wool sweater with stripes. He is also known to ride a dishevelled-looking mountain bike.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Toronto police at 416-808-3105 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477). Online go to or Leave a Tip on Facebook. On a cellphone, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

York community members are reminded to always exercise personal safety by:

  • being aware of your surroundings and the people around you.
  • reporting any suspicious persons or behaviour to York Security Services.

Please refer to the York Security website for more information or further updates.