Boy, 8, molested in Toronto department store

Suspect in sexual assault
Police are looking for this man who they say molested a boy, 8, in a department store in Toronto. TPS photo

Toronto – Police are looking for a man who allegedly sexually molested a eight-year-old boy in the toy section of a store while he was there with his mother.

The brazen assault occurred when the boy wandered into the toy section while his mother was shopping.

Now police have released a surveillance photo of a man they want the public to help locate.

Police said they received a call at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16 requesting police attendance at the store.

“A woman was shopping in a department store with her 8-year-old son, the boy was in the toy section. He was followed around by an unknown man – he was sexually assaulted.”

The man is described as 5’9″, with a medium build and short black hair. He was clean shaven. He was wearing a bluish-grey button-up shirt, blue jeans, and a dark backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.