York Regional Police and Peel Regional Police say a 32-year-old man has been arrested following two “violent” sexual assaults from 2013 and 2014.
In a joint investigation, police made the arrest connecting two incidents from Richmond Hill and Mississauga virtually a decade in the past.
“Within the fall of 2021, the Centre for Forensic Sciences notified investigators of a forensic hyperlink from an unrelated incident,” police mentioned. “Officers pursued this new info which in the end led to figuring out the suspect.”
It was on Sept. 27, 2013 at round midnight when a girl exited a bus close to South Service Street and Crestview Avenue in Mississauga.
Police mentioned a male suspect approached the girl with a weapon, grabbed her and pulled her right into a darkened space the place he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
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Then, on Nov. 13, 2014, one other lady bought off a bus at Yonge Avenue and Canyon Hill Avenue in Richmond Hill.
Police mentioned the girl was approached by a person who demanded cash from her, then pulled her right into a area and allegedly sexually assaulted her.
Previous to the brand new hyperlink from forensics in 2021, the suspect from these two incidents had remained unidentified.
On March 11, 32-year-old Jaehyun “David” Cho, a Toronto resident, was arrested.
He’s dealing with two counts of kidnapping, sexual assault with a weapon, sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt, uttering threats to trigger loss of life, disguising with intent, theft, and possession of a weapon for a harmful function.
He’s scheduled to look in court docket on March 17.
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“It is a prime instance of how collaboration between businesses can guarantee closure to persevering with investigations,” mentioned Nick Milinovich, Deputy Chief for Peel Regional Police.
“I’m happy with the tenacity and dedication of the investigators who had been in a position to convey this case to an in depth and strengthen the protection and well-being of the neighbourhoods we serve.”
Investigators mentioned they consider there could also be extra victims and are urging anybody who could have been a sufferer of the accused to return ahead.
Police are reminding the general public there isn’t a statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders might be prosecuted nicely after the date of the offence.