With a violent sexual offender behind bars for at least the next seven years, police are appealing to individuals who may have been attacked by the accused in the past to contact them.
Nathaniel Bumesi, 23, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Feb. 18, after pleading guilty last October. He was caught on surveillance video repeatedly choking, raping and stomping on the head of a helpless 53-year-old woman whom he had lured behind his apartment building in the Dundas St. E. and Sherbourne St. area.
He was arrested 18 hours after the attack thanks to the efforts of 51 Division and Forensic Identification officers as well as staff with Toronto Community Housing.
Detective Mark Benallick, of the Sex Crimes Unit Special Victims Section, was in court for the sentencing.
“Due to the degree of violence demonstrated by Bumesi, and the randomness of the act on an unknown person, we believe there may be other victims out there,” he said. “We want them to come forward. For the peace of mind of those who want to report anything to us, they could take comfort in knowing that the accused will not be released from custody for the next seven years. I hope that may address any safety concerns they may have.”
Benallick believes this is not Bumesi's first assault.
"He's probably worked his way up to this," said Bennalick, noting past crimes may have gone unreported.
He has spent time in the Windsor area in the past.
Bumesi's DNA will be added to a national database.
Benallick said this is the worst case of violence he has investigated.
“The judge (Faye McWatt) noted that the accused is a ‘monster’ and she had never seen anything this bad before,” he pointed out. “I fully agree with her.”
Benallick said the vicious attack has left the victim with long-term emotional and physical scars.
“The incident has affected her life in a very negative way,” he added. “The only fortunate thing for her is she has no recollection of the attack.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sex Crimes Unit at 416−808−7474, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online atwww.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App.
Meanwhile, investigators in 42 Division are asking the public if they have ever been victimized by Wayne Delroy Henry, 32, who has been charged with six sex offences.
It is alleged that between May 17, 2008, and Saturday, January 11, 2014, a man sexually assaulted a young girl numerous times.
Wayne Delroy Henry, 32, of Toronto, is charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of invitation to sexual touching and two counts of sexual interference.
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware that he has been released on bail.
He has worked at various daycares and youth centres in the Greater Toronto Area as an Early Childhood Educator, and has also volunteered at churches as a youth worker, participated in mentoring programs, and acted as a soccer coach for young people.
Police believe there may be more victims.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.