Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 2:43 PM
Sex Crimes: 416-808-2922
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a Sexual Assault investigation involving a 14-year-old boy.
It is alleged that:
- some time between January 2015 and May 2015, a 14-year-old boy was in the Wellesley Street East/Sherbourne Street area
- a man approached the boy, introduced himself as "Mike," engaged him in conversation, and invited him up to his apartment
- the man then sexually assaulted the boy
- after the initial encounter, the boy was sexually assaulted several other times within that period
- on one occasion, the man threatened the boy’s life
In December 2015, the boy notified the Toronto Police Service's Child Youth Advocacy Centre.
On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Mervyn Fitzgerald Duncan, 52, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:
1) Sexual Assault
2) Sexual Interference with a Person Under 16
3) Uttering Threats – Death
He appeared in court at College Park on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.
Police believe there may be other victims. Mervyn Fitzgerald Duncan is known to frequent the Wellesley Street and Sherbourne Street area.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2922, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
The CYAC is a partnership among local community and government agencies. It is comprised of specialized child abuse investigators from the Toronto Police Service in partnership with Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Native Child & Family Services, Jewish Family & Child, SAFE-T Program (Halton Trauma Centre), Child Development Institute, the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program (The Hospital for Sick Children) and the Victim Witness Assistance Program.
A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.
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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Conrad Wong, Sex Crimes
An attachment to this release is available on our website.
|Sexual Assault Alert, |
Mervyn Fitzgerald Duncan, 52Wellesley Street East/Sherbourne Street area,
Man charged with Sexual Assault on boy, 14,
Police believe there may be other victms