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Police need your help to nab rapist

TORONTO, Ont. - Investigators are making an appeal to the trucking community for help tracking down a suspect involved in two sexual assault incidents last summer."We don't know if there is any relati...




TORONTO, Ont. – Investigators are making an appeal to the trucking community for help tracking down a suspect involved in two sexual assault incidents last summer.

“We don’t know if there is any relationship between the attacks and the trucking industry,” says Det. Cameron Field of the Toronto Police Service. “What we do know is there is a great deal of geography involved and the second attack happened in an area populated almost exclusively by trucking fleets, many of which deal with truckers from Quebec.”

On Aug. 8, 2000 at about 7 p.m., the Sainte Foy Police Service says a white male, about 40 years old, sexually assaulted an individual.

The victim describes the accused as having a heavy build, good physical condition, medium complexion, black hair, round face, an average nose and mouth and a small moustache.

Four days later, on Aug. 12 of last year, the Toronto Police Service says a second sexual assault occurred. DNA testing has indicated the same person committed both crimes. One of the theories police are exploring is that the individual comes in contact with truckers on at least an occasional basis.

“What we are dealing with is a serial rapist,” says Det. Sandy O’Grady. “The suspect speaks fluent French and English with an accent.”

“If we can get the truckers involved, that’s a lot of eyes out there and a valuable resource for us,” says Field.

Anyone with any information pertaining to either incident – or if you think you recognize the individual pictured in the above composite sketches – should call police immediately: Toronto 416-808-7474, Sainte Foy 418-650-7999 or Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). n


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