Alleged sexual assault of 27-year-old woman prompts public safety alert in North York

Jul 10 2019, 12:48 pm

The Toronto Police have issued a public safety alert after a 27-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in North York on Monday evening.

According to police, on July 9 at 11:45 pm, a woman was walking in the area of Bathurst Street and Steeles Avenue West.

As she was walking, a man sexually assaulted her before fleeing westbound on Fisherville Road.

Police have described the suspect as Asian with a dark complexion, late teens to early 20s, 5’4″, with a chubby build, short spiked hair, and he was wearing glasses with barely visible frames. He was wearing tan shorts, a blue shirt, and a backpack at the time of the alleged assault.

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A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration, according to police. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

Police are asking for anyone with information about this case or security video footage of the area, including dash-camera footage to contact investigators at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online.