Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Sound Alarm about Escalating Sex Assaults in Northwest Toronto

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Sound Alarm about Escalating Sex Assaults in Northwest Toronto

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Police sound alarm about sex assaults in northwest Toronto

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Toronto police say they're seeking a suspect in a series of five violent sexual assaults in the northwest part of the city.

Insp. Domenic Sinopoli, head of the force's sex crimes unit, says the alleged attacks and one additional robbery began on Oct 24.

In each case, Sinopoli says the suspect approached women walking or sitting alone in an area near the York University campus, though he would not say if the incidents have any connection to the school.

While the first two alleged assaults in late October did not involve a weapon, Sinopoli says that pattern has shifted in recent days.

He alleges the man held a knife to the throat of one victim on Wednesday night before sexually assaulting her, and that he resorted to even more force in two attacks the next evening. …

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