Peel Regional Police seek public’s help in identifying South Asian / Latino suspect in sexual assaults

MISSISSAUGA: Investigators from the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau of Peel’s Regional Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who has committed a number of sexual assaults in the Mississauga area.

Since June 1, there have been five incidents of sexually motivated groping in the area bounded by Dundas Street West, Ninth Line, Hwy 403 and Erindale Station Road.  In all but one instance, the culprit was seen riding a dark coloured mountain bike.  The culprit approaches the victims, who are walking, either on residential streets or on park pathways, and touches them inappropriately prior to riding off on his bike.

The culprit is described as being male, 18-25 years of age, with medium skin tone, either South Asian or Latino, 5’7” – 5’11” tall, with a slim to medium build, short dark hair, clean shaven or with a bit of scruff.

These offences vary in time, from as early as 6 a.m. to as late as 10 p.m.  Photos of the suspect were found on video surveillance in the area of Mississauga Road, following one of the assaults.

Police urge anyone who believes they recognize this male, to contact investigators as soon as possible.

Anyone with further information in relation to these incidents is asked to contact investigators at the 11 Division, Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 1133. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip.