Suspect sought in violent west end sex assault

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Investigators need help identifying a man who is suspected of attacking a woman in the city’s west end.

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Toronto Police say the violent encounter between the man and woman occurred inside an establishment near Dufferin and Bloor Sts. around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday.

“The man engaged in a conversation with the woman,” Det.-Const. Adriano Pileggi, of the Sex Crimes Unit, said in a statement released Friday. “The man assaulted and sexually assaulted the woman.”

Pileggi said the man then exited the establishment and headed east on Bloor St. W.

Investigators have identified a suspect and released security camera images of the man hoping the publican help identify him.

Investigators need help identifying this man, who is suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in Toronto’s west end on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.
Investigators need help identifying this man, who is suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in Toronto’s west end on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Photo by Handout /Toronto Police

The suspect is described as 5-foot-9, with a medium build, short black hair and dark brown eyes. He was wearing a black toque, light grey or beige sweater with a red design on the front pocket and right arm and a large black symbol on the back, dark-coloured pants, a white watch, and red shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect’s identity or whereabouts is urged to call the Sex Crimes Unit at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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