Man wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting, choking, extorting woman

Aug 11 2020, 1:36 pm

Toronto Police are trying to locate a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted, choked, and attempted to extort a woman near York University last weekend.

Police say that on Sunday afternoon around 3:40 pm, a 22-year-old woman met a man she knew in the area of Sentinel Road and The Pond Road.

The suspect, identified as Seth Ramanand, 23, then allegedly threatened to release private information unless she paid him money, after which he both sexually assaulted and assaulted her.

Romanand then fled the scene and police were called, after which the woman was taken to the hospital by the officers.

The alleged suspect is wanted for two counts of extortion, assault, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of overcome resistance by choking, and mischief under $5,000.

He is described as 5’6″, 140 lb, with short black hair, brown eyes, and clean shaven.

“He has a rose tattooed on his shoulders, the letter ‘V’ tattooed on his right elbow, ‘1997’ on his left wrist, and two skeletons tattooed on his abdomen,” the report says.

Police also note that he may be driving a 2020 black Jaguar F-Pace SUV with licence BZFN 807.

The alleged suspect’s vehicle. (Toronto Police Service)

“If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.”

The police define a sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex, and penetration.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

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