Police search for suspect in violent sexual assault

Sexual assault suspect York Region Sept 3 2020

York Regional Police are looking to identify a suspect in a violent sexual assault in Vaughan on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say a woman was alone in an office building near Langstaff Road and Dufferin Street when a man entered, closed the door and attacked the woman. They say he grabbed her by the throat. She managed to fight him off while yelling for help. Other employees stepped in and called police but by the time officers arrived, the man was gone.

Police say the victim did not know him.

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.