Multiple sexual assaults near York University prompt police alert

Dec 21 2018, 1:38 pm

Multiple sexual assaults near the York University campus has prompted an alert from Toronto Police.

According to police, they are investigating a number of sexual assaults that have occurred in close proximity to each other over the last few months, all near York.

It’s reported that on Wednesday, December 19, at approximately 9:30 pm, a 22-year-old woman was walking along a path on the north side of Finch Avenue West approaching Fountainhead Park.

She was approached from behind by an unknown man who grabbed her, held a knife to her throat, threatened her, and sexually assaulted her. She was able to break free and get help.

In this incident, the man is described as black, 20 to 23 years old, 5’11”, with a slim build, clean shaven, with short black hair, and full lips. He was wearing a hooded top.

It was further reported that on Wednesday, October 24, at approximately 7:30 pm, a 20-year-old woman was walking home in the area of Murray Ross Parkway and Sentinel Road.

She was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted. The woman was able to fight off her attacker and escape.

The man was described as black, between 20-25 years old, 5’9″ to 5’10, with a slim build. He was wearing a dark grey, loose toque pulled down to his eyes, a light-coloured shirt, a dark waist-length, bomber-style jacket, and dark tightly fitted pants.

And on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at approximately 8:20 pm, a 22-year-old woman was walking in the area of Cook Road and Sentinel Road.

She was approached and grabbed from behind by an unknown man, who sexually assaulted her. She was able to break free from the man and fled the area.

The man was described as black, in his early 20’s, 5’9 to 5’10”, with a slim build, clean shaven, with a a round face, short black hair, and thick lips. He was wearing glasses, a bulky hooded top or jacket, and mostly dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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