Police: Suspect sought after jogger sexually assaulted in Bendale

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Police are searching for a suspect after a man allegedly sexually assaulted a female jogger in Scarborough’s Bendale neighbourhood on Friday.

According to police, a 49-year-old woman was jogging in the area of McCowan Road and Lawrence Avenue East at around 5:45 p.m. Friday when she was approached from behind by a man on a bike.

Police say during that interaction, the male cyclist sexually assaulted the woman.

The suspect, investigators say, is about 18 years old and is approximately five-foot-seven with a slim to medium build. He reportedly has thick, dark hair and was wearing a backpack at the time of the alleged incident.

Police say they are concerned there may be other victims who have not yet come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-4300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).