Sex Assaults Linked By Suspect

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 6 a.m. January 11, 2018
Updated: 1:31 p.m. January 11, 2018

Investigators believe that two sexual assaults that occurred a year and a half and 150 km apart were committed by the same man and are asking the public for more help in solving the cases.

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Composite sketches of a man wanted in a Toronto sexual assault (left) and another sexual assault in Collingwood. Investigators believe the same man was responsible of both sexual assaults.

Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes investigators and the Ontario Provincial Police Criminal Investigation Branch have set up a tip phone line and email address where the public can share their information.

On July 28, 2015 at around 1 a.m., in the Dufferin St. and Rogers Rd. area, a 23-year-old woman was approached from behind by a man, dragged into a laneway and sexually assaulted. 

On January 1, 2017 at approximately 1.50 a.m., officers from the Collingwood OPP detachment responded to a report that a woman was pulled into a vehicle by a man and sexually assaulted. The incident occurred in the Birch and Second St. area.

Investigators believe that they are looking for the same suspect in two sexual assaults, one in Toronto and another in Collingwood, about 18 months apart

Police have been able to identify that the suspect is known to frequent the Collingwood and Toronto areas and that he’s in his mid-20s to mid30s, approximately 5’6”, medium build with brown skin and a full neatly trimmed beard.

On New Year’s Eve, the suspect – while in Collingwood – had access to or was in possession of a light-coloured, four-door sedan with black steel winter-style rims. Investigators want to hear from anyone who may have noticed the suspect or his vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating police services at 1-844-478-5656 or

The public can also report anonymously through Crime Stoppers Toronto at 416-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting, or by texting TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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