Man offered to bless woman before sexually assaulting her
>police are looking for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman after telling her she needed to be “cleansed” of her ex-husband.
>In a news release this week, police alleged the incident happened in a North York apartment building near Bathurst Street and Steeles Avenue around 4:45 p.m. on May 23, when a man got onto an elevator with a 37-year-old woman.
>After engaging in conversation, the man allegedly told the woman she needed a blessing, and followed her to her apartment.
>The man “advised” the woman that she needed to be cleansed of her ex-husband, police said. The man then sexually assaulted the woman inside the apartment, investigators said.
>The man is described as six-feet-tall, with long brown side curls and glasses. Police said he speaks Hebrew and English.
>The suspect, who appeared to be dressed as an Orthodox Jewish man, was wearing black shoes, black pants, a long black trench/dress coat with a white-collared shirt underneath and a large brimmed hat.
>Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 416-808-3200 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers, 416-222-TIPS.