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A Week of Sexual Assault in Toronto

Const. Firouzeh "Effy" Zarabi-Majd says in her human rights complaint that her story of enduring harassment and abuse “is only one among many stories of women officers” in the Toronto Police Service.

During her nearly decade-long stint as a Toronto police officer, Const. Firouzeh “Effy” Zarabi-Majd alleges she has endured “demeaning, sexist, racist and Islamophobic comments” and regular sexual harassment — discrimination that’s enabled by a “culture in which misogyny and racism are normalized,” she claims.

Zarabi-Majd’s allegations are detailed in a claim filed with Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal last week, in which the 37-year-old Iranian-Canadian alleges workplace discrimination based on gender, race, ethnic origin and more during her time at 51 Division, a busy downtown detachment. -The Toronto Star

Toronto police say they have arrested 69-year-old Michael Hawkins in an ongoing sexual assault investigation.

An arrest has been made in connection with an ongoing investigation of an incident in which a woman, police say, was sexually assaulted outside a Toronto subway station.

Officers said they have arrested 69-year-old Michael Hawkins from Toronto for sexual assault, as well as an indecent act.

The incident occurred on Sept. 1 around 5:30 p.m. outside of Kennedy subway station, police said. A woman, 40, was lying on the ground unconscious when police said Hawkins approached her and sexually assaulted her. He then “casually walked away.” -Global News

Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation

Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation

Police are seeking help in identifying the above suspect for a sexual assault allegation made against him on September 13. An 18-year-old woman reported that around 4.p.m the suspect approached her and sexually assaulted her. The incident happened in the Islington and Elmhurst area.

The man is described as black between 18-20 years, approximately 5’4″, had a small build, unkempt hair, and patchy facial hair. -The Toronto Police

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