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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Update: Man Charged with Sexual Assault on Subway, Police believe there may be other victims

Please note, the Toronto Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with a series of sexual assaults that took place on the Bloor/Danforth subway line.
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a series of Sexual Assaults on TTC subway trains.

It is alleged that:
  • between October 2015 and March 2016, a man sexually assaulted four women on TTC subway trains along the Bloor/Danforth line
  • the women targeted were seated and travelling alone
  • the man would sit directly beside the woman
  • the man would then sexually assault the woman

Stephen Oberhammer, 36, of Toronto, has been arrested. He is charged with four counts of Sexual Assault.

Police believe there may be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police at 416-808-2200 Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit the Sex Crimes website.

View Police Report »
If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Please note, the Toronto Police are looking for a man who may be a potential sex offender in 22 Division. They have released security camera footage of the suspect, please see more below:
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a Potential Sex Offender investigation.

It is reported that:
  • on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at approximately 12:30 pm, a 23-year-old woman was sitting on a westbound subway train on the Bloor/Danforth line
  • a man sat down next to her
  • the man placed his hand on her lap, twice
  • the man disembarked at Kipling station

Description of Suspect: He is described as 25-35, 5'10", with brown hair in a ponytail. He was wearing beige pants, a black jacket, brown boots, and a beige baseball cap worn backwards. He was carrying a black computer bag.

Anyone with information can contact the Police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

View Police Report »
If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.