Police identify suspect in Midtown sex assault from 2015
An images taken from security camera footage in 2015 of Gagan Verma, wanted in connection with a sexual assault investigation. (Toronto police handout)
Rachael D'Amore, CTV Toronto
Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:12PM EDT
Police say they have identified a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Midtown Toronto in 2015.
A 28-year-old woman told police she had got off a TTC bus near Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue in the early morning hours of Oct. 10, 2015 when she was approached from behind by a man.
The woman told police that she became involved in a violent struggle with the suspect before she was sexually assaulted.
The man then fled the area.
In a news release issued Tuesday, police say they have identified a suspect as Gagan Verma, who was 23 years old at the time of the incident.
He is described as being brown with a medium complexion, standing five-foot-nine to five-foot-11 with a skinny build and short black hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a tan waist-length jacket.
Anyone with information is being asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.