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Police probing attack on young girl in school washroom

Toronto police Chief Bill Blair (right) and Staff Inspector Mary Lee Metcalfe, Commander of the Sex Crimes Unit, are photographed during a press conference on Oct 22 2012. Police announced an arrest in sex assault cases in the Bloor St. West and Christie St. neighbourhood of Toronto.

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The Toronto police sex-crimes unit is investigating an incident Tuesday afternoon in which a young girl was accosted by a man in the washroom of her west-side elementary school.

The incident took place at Portage Trail Community Junior School on Sidney Belsey Crescent, near Weston Road.

Police said the child was in the washroom at around 2 p.m. when she was grabbed by the man, causing her to fall. Her assailant then fled. The girl got to her feet and ran to a nearby classroom.

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Detectives are reviewing closed-circuit video footage in efforts to identify the man.

He is described as white, approximately 30 years, tall with a skinny build, full beard and thick moustache. He was wearing a black toque, black sweater, black shoes with blue stitching, and was carrying a black satchel.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416−808−7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com , text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

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