PEEL Regional Police’s investigators from the Special Victims Unit have charged a man in relation to a sexual assault investigation in the City of Brampton.
Between June 24 and July 5, two teenage females were sexually assaulted while attending a convenience store located in the area of Sandalwood Parkway East and Kennedy Road North in Brampton. During this period, on three separate occasions, the accused engaged the females in conversation and proceeded to sexually assault them.
On Monday, July 6, a 52-year-old male, Suresh Kumar Ratnani (also known as Joe), was arrested and charged with four counts of sexual assault. He is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on September 14.
Ratnani (see photo) is described as South Asian, 5’9, with a heavy build and short black hair, and is clean shaven. He speaks with a South Asian accent.
Ratnani has worked at this store for many years and investigators are looking to speak with anyone who has any information as it relates to this investigation or any similar incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121, ext. 3460. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.