Sexual assault suspect apprehended


TORONTO – On Friday, July 15 an alleged incident involving sexual assault – in the form of unwanted kissing and hugging – occurred in Bethune Residence on the University's Keele Campus. No injuries were reported and the suspect was apprehended swiftly and is currently in the custody of Toronto Police Services (TPS).

It was reported that a male suspect made his way into the residence building and entered a room occupied by two female community members, where the assault occurred.

York University continues to provide support to the ongoing TPS investigation, and is investigating the circumstances of the incident and access to the residence. Full supports are being offered to those involved.

Should you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact York Security at 416.736.5333.

York Community members are reminded to always exercise personal safety by:

• Being aware of your surroundings and the people around you

• Report any suspicious persons or behaviour to York Security Services

York University provides the following campus security services:

Ø 24/7/365 campus security patrols

Ø goSAFE foot patrols

Ø Transportation – Campus Shuttle

Ø 24/7/365 Monitored CCTV coverage

Ø Network of Emergency “Blue Light” Telephones

Please refer to the York Security Website for more information or further updates: .