Toronto building superintendent charged with sexually assaulting two children

Aug 27 2018, 4:10 pm

Toronto police say a building superintendent has been arrested and charged after allegedly sexually assaulting two children.

According to police, the man was working at a building in the area of 12 Rockford Road, which is located near Bathurst Street and Steeles Avenue West, where he sexually assaulted a young girl on multiple occasions over the course of four years.

Police say on Monday, August 13, members of the Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) arrested Barry Strangways, 42, of Toronto.

He is facing four charges in connection with the allegations, including sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and indecent exposure to a person under 16 years.

However, three days later Strangways was released from custody on bail.

Barry Strangways, charged in ongoing Sexual Assault investigation/Toronto Police

Police say Strangeways was arrested again on August 21 and charged with more sex offences after allegations surfaced that he had also sexually assaulted a boy.

Investigators say Strangeways befriended the boy in 2013 at the same building and after spending “a significant amount of time” with him, he sexually assaulted the boy on several occasions from when the child was 11 until 14.

Strangeways was charged again with sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and indecent exposure to a person under 16 years.

Police are now advising the public that Strangeways worked at two other buildings before taking a job at Rockford Road in 2012. Those buildings are:

The 42-year-old suspect is set to appear in court on Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2922, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.222tips.com

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