Toronto man arrested for 1993 sexual assaults

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

On Friday, July 15, 2011, the Cold Case Section of the Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Unit arrested a man in connection with a series of sexual assaults and other crimes in Scarborough in June 1993.

In 2003, a joint investigation by the Sex Crimes Unit and Peel Regional Police Service identified a suspect. Since 2003, attempts to extradite the suspect, incarcerated in the United States, had been made. In May 2011, an order of extradition was granted.

On Friday, July 15, 2011, Alexander Winston Sylvester, 55, of no fixed address, was charged with:

1) two counts of Sexual assault with a weapon,
2) Kidnapping,
3) Wearing a disguise with intent,
4) three counts of Forcible confinement,
5) three counts of Robbery,
6) four counts of Threatening death.

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 10 a.m.

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