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Toronto man pleads guilty in sexual assault cold cases

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A 33-year-old Toronto man has been sentenced to eight and a half years in jail after pleading guilty in connection with two counts of violent sexual assault in Mississauga and Richmond Hill nearly a decade ago.

In September 2013, a 47-year-old female victim was exiting a transit bus on South Service Road and Crestview Avenue in Mississauga when a male suspect pulled out a weapon, grabbed her and dragged her into a dark area. . she sexually assaulted her.

The following November, when a 17-year-old woman exited a bus at Yonge Street and Canyon Hill Avenues in Richmond Hill at approximately 12:30 am, she was approached by a strange man with a knife and demanded money. , who then dragged her into her field and sexually assaulted her.

In both cases, the suspects reportedly threatened to kill the victims if they went to the police.

“Despite a long and thorough investigation, the suspect remained unidentified,” York Region Police (YRP) said in a press release on Tuesday.

“In the fall of 2021, the Center for Forensic Science notified investigators of a forensic link from an unrelated case. Officers tracked this new information, which ultimately led to the identification of a suspect.”

On Monday, Jaehyun “David” Cho pleaded guilty to sexual assault with a weapon, sexual assault causing bodily harm, and intentional disguise. He was sentenced to eight and a half years in detention.

Police are asking anyone with more information to contact the YRP Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section at extension 1-866-876-5423. 7071, or Anonymous Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.1800222tips.com.

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