Man arrested for allegedly assaulting, photographing, and threatening international student

Nov 19 2019, 8:19 pm

Charges have been laid after a female international student was allegedly sexually assaulted, photographed, and threatened, according to police.

Police say an international student befriended a man who claimed he could help her establish bank accounts in Canada.

On Friday, November 15, the woman travelled into Toronto from another province to meet the man in a hotel room.

Once the woman arrived in the room, she was sexually assaulted before the man took photos of her, and threatened both her and her family.

Police said 28-year-old Gurpinder Singh of Brampton, has since been arrested and charged with sexual assault, uttering a death threat, extortion, and voyeurism.

Officers say they are concerned there may be other victims.

Anyone who has been a victim of a sexual offence should always report it to police. Investigators are also reminding people that they will not be questioned on their immigration status as part of this report.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online.

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