It was a bad week to be a kid in Weston–Mount Dennis.
Police are looking for a potential sex offender after a 12-year-old girl was assaulted at the Portage Trail school near Weston Rd and Sidney Belsey Crescent. At around 2 pm, the girl discovered a man in the girls’ washroom. He grabbed at her, but she was able to escape and ran into a nearby class. Police searched for the suspect but were not able to find him. He is described as “white, 30 years old, with a tall, skinny build. He had a full beard and thick moustache and wore a black tuque, black sweater, black shoes with blue stitching and carried a black satchel.”
Earlier this week, another 12-year old was the victim of a crime. He was mugged near Jane and John Best Avenue. He was approached after school by two teenage males, who grabbed his cell phone and fled. The victim was not injured.