Sex Trade Worker Targeted

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 11:32 a.m. July 27, 2015
Updated: 10:47 a.m. July 31, 2015

A man is facing charges after a 49-year-old sex-trade worker was sexually assaulted in downtown Toronto on July 22.

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Peter Gorshkov, 31, is charged with the sexual assault of a sex trade worker

The victim was working at around 2.45 p.m. on July 22 in the  Dundas St. W. and Claremont St. area, when she was approached by the suspect posing as a client.

After the assault, she was treated at a hospital and released.

Peter Gorshkov, 31, of Toronto, was charged with aggravated sexual assault. He made a court appearance on July 24.

Police believe there may be other victims.

“During the course of our investigation, we received information that he may have targeted other sex-trade workers,” Detective Constable Raj Patel said, at a news conference at police headquarters, to make an appeal for any information about other attacks.

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

Detective Raj Patel briefs the media on a sexual assault arrest of
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