Friday, July 15, 2016
Le Roi Wisdom Saul 30, of Toronto Arrested in Yorok and Toronto Sex Assaults, BLM Black Lives Matter
Authorities said the first reported incident took place when an 18-year-old woman was attacked in front of her home around 1 p.m. on May 26 in Vaughan after getting off a bus in the Keele Street and Rutherford Road area.
Police say the suspect ran towards her and sexually assaulted her before fleeing the scene.
The second attack happened on June 8 around 11 p.m. when a 33-year-old woman was approached from behind in the area of Whitmore Avenue and Fairleigh Crescent in Toronto and sexually assaulted.
The third incident took place on June 21 at 11:15 p.m. when a 29-year-old woman was also approached from behind in the area of Brooke Avenue and Yonge Boulevard in Toronto.
Police say she was dragged on a driveway, pinned to a fence and sexually assaulted.
Surveillance video of the suspect was recorded in the first reported sexual assault and released to the public last month.
Police say the suspect in all these incidents has been identified as 30 year old Le Roi Wisdom Saul, of Toronto.
York police say the suspect was arrested at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor as he attempted to return to Canada.
He is now charged with 4 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of criminal harassment.
A 30-year-old family man is accused of four violent sex attacks on women in Toronto and Vaughan.
York Regional Police and Toronto Police have been working together to track down the alleged predator since last month after noticing similarities in a number of sexual assaults in the two jurisdictions.
In one terrifying incident, a man stalked an 18-year-old for several kilometres on May 26, following her first in a car and then on foot as she walked home from a bus stop near Keele St. and Rutherford Rd.
“As she reached her front door and attempted to open the door, she was up against the door by an unknown man who sexually assaulted her,” Det.-Sgt. Michael Mulville, of York’s Sex Assault Unit, said Friday. “The victim was, however, able to fight off her attacker and he ran from the residence.”
In the wake of the broad daylight attack, investigators released images captured by a nearby security camera of a suspect jogging near the victim’s home and of a suspect vehicle — a white car with a Transformers logo on its gas cap.
Meanwhile, Toronto cops were investigating three starkly similar attacks that occurred in the city on Mar. 24, June 8 and June 21.
Like the attack in Vaughan, Det. Raj Patel said the victims were accosted from behind and sexually assaulted by a man who fled in a white car.
“His actions were slowly escalating,” the Toronto Sex Crimes Unit officer said, explaining the attacks were “getting more and more aggressive.”
Investigator ultimately identified a suspect earlier this month but they learned the wanted man was out of the country, possibly in the U.S.
But on July 7, Canada Border Services Agency officers detained the suspect as he re-entered Canada at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor.
Le Roi Wisdom Saul, 30, of North York, now faces four counts of sexual assault and one count of criminal harassment.
Det.Sgt. Cindy Laidlaw, of York’s Special Victims Unit, said sex assaults “often go unreported” because of fear or embarrassment, so there is concern there may be other victims.
She pointed out there is no statute of limitations on sexual assault and urged any victims to come forward.
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