Swift arrest in Bethune incident

On Friday, July 15, an alleged incident involving sexual assault – in the form of unwanted kissing and hugging – occurred in Bethune Residence on York’s Keele campus. No injuries were reported and the suspect was apprehended swiftly and is currently in the custody of the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

It was reported that a male suspect made his way into the residence building and entered a room occupied by two female community members, where the assault occurred.

York University continues to provide support to the ongoing TPS investigation, and is investigating the circumstances of the incident and access to the residence. Full supports are being offered to those involved.

Should you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact York Security at 416-736-5333.

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

  • Being aware of their surroundings and the people around them;
  • Reporting any suspicious persons or behaviour to York Security Services.

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