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Toronto police looking for teen suspect in connection with sexual assaults

On July 9 and 27, police issued public safety alerts about sexual assaults that had taken place on walking trails.
Toronto Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a “young person” wanted in connection with a sexual assault investigation. 

On July 9 and 27, police issued public safety alerts for reported sexual assaults that had taken place on walking trails in the city.

On two occasions, police said they responded to a call for a sexual assault on the Gatineau Hydro Corridor Trail.

Later in the month, police responded to two more calls about sexual assaults on the East Don River Trail.

Police said the suspect in these assaults is described as a teenage boy, about 5’5”, of thin build, with short brown or light blond hair. He was reported to be wearing a red T-shirt, black shorts, a backpack of distinctive brown camoflauge-like design, and riding a dark mountain bike.

On Thursday, police announced they have been granted judicial authorization to release photos of the unknown teenager in order to identify him. The photos can be found on the Toronto Police Service website.

The authorization will expire on Monday, Aug. 8, at 12 p.m., police said. “The photograph can no longer be published/broadcast at that time under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com.

 

Ande Fraske-Bornyk is a reporter for the Star’s radio room based in Toronto. Reach her via email: afraskebornyk@thestar.ca

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