Suspect in Mall Sex Assault

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 2:19 p.m. August 7, 2014
Updated: 9:40 a.m. August 8, 2014

UPDATE: On Thursday, August 7, 2014, Selvarajah Mahendirarajah, 50, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with three counts of Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault on a Person Under 16.

A close up of a man wearing a baseball cap in a store
Surveillance image of a suspect in a string of sexual assaults at Fairview Mall August 6
Police are appealing to the public for assistance after a man allegedly sexually assaulted three women and a girl in Fairview Mall on August 6.

The assaults are alleged to have occurred between 8 and 9 p.m.

“We have a few leads that we are following up on,” said Detective Constable Lesley Henry, of 33 Division. “But, we are still seeking the public’s assistance.”

The suspect is described as White, 30-40 years old, 5’5”-5’8” with a medium to heavy build.

He was wearing a beige baseball cap, blue short sleeve button-down shirt with a white horizontal pattern, white shorts with a rip on the left leg and black shoes with white soles.

Police believe there may be more victims.

“We think there may be more victims that have not come forward and we are asking them to do so,” Henry said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.
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A man caught in a surveillance video believed to be a suspect in a sexual assault at Fairview Mall
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