Toronto Police are reaching out to the public for assistance in identifying a Toronto man accused of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl from a bus stop and sexually assaulting her. According to police, the teen was waiting at a bus stop in the city’s west end, near Runnymede Road and Dundas West Street, around 2:00 AM on March 15th when a man in a vehicle approached her.
The man then forced the young woman into his car and drove her nearly 10 minutes northeast to an area near Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue West. The man then began sexually assaulting the woman, holding her hostage for almost five hours.
Police revealed that the suspect released his victim near Spadina Road and Dupont Street, a nearly 20-minute drive from where the girl had been waiting for the bus, before driving off at around 8:00 AM.
The man is described as being in his mid 30’s to early ’40s, he has brown skin and is approximately six feet tall. He was wearing dark clothing at the time of the assault. According to police, the car is a grey, four-door vehicle with cloth interior.
Cases of sexual assault against young women are ever prevalent in the city. Back in January, Toronto Police arrested a man in connection with a sexual assault on a TTC vehicle. An 18-year-old woman was reportedly assaulted on a northbound train from Bloor Station during rush hour. The man approached the woman from behind in the crowded train and began assaulting her.
Investigators are asking anyone with any information about the case to reach out to them.