Suspect sought after teen sexually assaulted in downtown parkette twice in 1 week: police
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Friday, August 23, 2019 2:54PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 23, 2019 5:16PM EDT
Toronto police are trying to identify a suspect who investigators say sexually assaulted the same 16-year-old girl twice in one week.
Police say the teen was in the McGill Parkette, located near Yonge and Gerrard streets, on Wednesday when she was approached and sexually assaulted by a man.
The suspect fled the area.
The following day, police say the girl was in the parkette again at around 5:30 a.m. when the same man returned.
Investigators allege that the suspect sexually assaulted her once again before fleeing the area.
The man has been described by police as five-foot-eleven to six-feet tall and is bald with a slim build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a blue logo, black pants, burgundy shoes, and was carrying a satchel.
Police have now released security camera images of the suspect and are asking members of the public to come forward if they recognize him.
This is the second female to be sexually assaulted in the McGill Parkette in the last month.
On July 30, police say a female was in the parkette at around 2:30 a.m. when a man approached her and struck her on the head with a piece of concrete.
The man, police allege, produced a knife and sexually assaulted the woman.
While fleeing the scene, police say the suspect was confronted by a passerby but managed to get away.
Police previously released surveillance camera images of the suspect in this case.
Const. Caroline de Kloet told CP24 on Friday that the park is busy most hours of the day, including overnight.
“Somebody knows who these individuals are,” she said.
Anyone with information about either case can contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.