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Toronto Police looking for prowler in west end after child sex assault

Toronto Police looking for prowler in west end after child sex assault

Toronto Police have issued a public safety alert after they say a man entered a home in the west end of the city and assaulted a child.
The incident happened on July 28 between 11 p.m. and midnight when a man entered the residence at Renforth Dr. and Burnhamthorpe Rd. and sexually assaulted a child before fleeing. Police then received reports the same man was spotted in the backyard of the same home the following day around 11 p.m.
The suspect is described as white, in his late 20s to 30s, approximately 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9, with short dark hair and wearing a dark jacket.
Police say their investigation led them to “other suspicious incidents, which include prowling on personal property, indecent acts, and/or exposures” in the Rathburn Rd., The West Mall, Bloor St. and Renforth Dr. vicinity.
“Although these other incidents are of great concern to the police, we have no evidence to link them with the reported sexual assault at this time,” police said in a news release.
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— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) August 2, 2018 Investigators are asking anyone with security footage in the area to review their footage between July 28 and July 30 and to let police know if they may have any images that could help with this investigation.
Anyone with information can call police at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.
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