Police looking for man who allegedly posed as ride share driver and sexually assaulted passenger

Jul 18 2019, 1:20 pm

The Toronto police have requested the public’s assistance identifying a man who posed as a ride share driver and sexually assaulted a female passenger in Toronto this week.

On Monday, July 15, around 10:30 pm, officers said they responded to a call for a “suspicious incident” in the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Jane Street.

According to police, a 28-year-old woman ordered a ride through a ride share app and was picked up by a man who claimed he was her driver.

The man then allegedly drove her to a parking lot and sexually assaulted her. Police said he also made death threats to the woman.

This is the second time a man has pretended to be a ride share driver and sexually assaulted a female passenger in just one week. A man was arrested and charged with a similar crime on July 15.

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Police have described the suspect as 25 to 35-years-old, with a brown complexion, approximately 5’7” to 5’9”, with a small build, and a short beard.

The vehicle is described as a grey or silver car with four doors.

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

Police are also reminding the public that sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration.