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Toronto man sentenced in violent sexual assault cold cases

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A 33-year-old Toronto man was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of violent sexual assault nearly a decade ago.

In a news release issued on Tuesday, York Police said Jaehyun “David” Cho was sexually assaulted with a weapon on Monday in connection with the 2013 Mississauga assault and the 2014 Richmond Hill assault. He said he pleaded guilty to sexual assault that caused bodily harm and intentional disguise. .

In September 2013, a 47-year-old female victim was exiting a transit bus on Mississauga’s South Service Road and Crestview Avenue when a male suspect drew a weapon, grabbed the victim, and dragged her into a dark area. Police said he sexually assaulted her.

The following November, when a 17-year-old woman stepped off 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. Police said he then dragged her to a 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,” police said 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.”

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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