York Police are asking for the public’s help, as they hunt down a sexual assault suspect.
Police say on April 5th, a 13 year old girl from Vaughan, was assaulted after meeting with a man she met online.
Police say the accused is known to use the social media platform Whisper under the user name “leafs nation.”
Investigators are asking anyone who may have had communicated with this man to come forward.
Investigators are also urging this man to consult legal counsel and turn himself.
The suspect is described as:
- Male, black
- 25 to 30 years
- Medium build
- Short, black hair
If you or someone you know has been a victim of Internet child exploitation or a victim of a sexual assault, you are urged to report it to police immediately, no matter how long ago it may have occurred. A sexual assault includes any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature. There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence.
Members of the public are reminded to exercise caution when using the Internet, social media and online classifieds. Children should be supervised by an adult and should stay away from websites that are not first approved by their parent or guardian. For more information on what you can do to protect your family from Internet danger, please visit www.yrp.ca.
Anyone with information is asked to call the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.