Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Recent LSE/LSW GO train incidents you should know about

Girl assaulted on GO Transit, suspect at large
Toronto Star

Toronto Police report that on Wednesday (February 6, 2013) at 4 p.m., a 15-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted while travelling on the Lakeshore East line.
According to the report, the alleged assault happened as the train approached Rouge Hill.
The report doesn't indicate what train this girl was on, or the direction of travel. It couldn't have been eastbound as the time doesn't line up with Union departures. She must have been westbound, towards Union.
The suspect is described as "white, 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, and unshaven, with short, brown hair. He was last seen wearing a baggy black winter jacket, beige pants, a beige baseball hat, turned backwards, construction boots and black sunglasses".

Police searching for suspect following indecent act on GO train

According to this report, a male suspect is believed to have boarded a an east-bound LSW train at either Port Credit or Clarkson, sat in a seat close to a woman, and began to commit an indecent act.
Toronto Police Services released a photo of the suspect. It's not the best quality or resolution, I'm afraid.


Squiggles said...

Well, this is more than disturbing. And considering how GO "keeps our safety in mind", isn't this something they should have on their website or send an email about?

I mean, they send emails out for just about anything.

C.J. Smith said...

No idea why GO Transit isn't being proactive.

Anonymous said...

Don't be afraid to alert other passengers to these situations either! A man was once making inappropriate comments to himself about nearby women on a subway (myself included). I could see something wasn't right, but couldn't hear what he is saying. Luckily for me, another passenger quietly informed me what was happening, and suggested I switch sub cars. Very nice of him, and appreciated!

Stay safe ladies and gents.

Anonymous said...

Police nabbed a guy for the LSE incident.

Anonymous said...

He was arrested two days ago when GO worked with police in two jurisdictions and put the pieces of the puzzle together for them.