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U of T student sexually assaulted in residence break-in

Police tape marks a crime scene in this file photo.


A female student at the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus was sexually assaulted in her school residence after a man broke through an unlocked window at night, police say.

The assault occurred around 4 a.m. Tuesday at one of the female residences on the south side of the campus, Peel Regional Police said.

The 19-year-old victim was awaked by the break-in and, when she approached the suspect, was sexually assaulted before he fled.

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She sustained no physical injuries, police said.

The suspect is described as a white man in his twenties, about 5-foot-5, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a knitted hat.

Anyone with information can contact the Peel Regional Police's Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121, extension 3460 or give an anonymous tip to Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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