The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

  • on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at approximately 4:20 a.m., a man physically and sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman in the Gerrard Street West and Yonge Street area
  • subsequent to the assaults, the man forcibly removed the woman’s belongings
  • the man was armed with a firearm
  • he fled the area on Gerrard Street West

On Friday, September 8, 2017, Neville Blake, 30, of Whitby, was arrested.

He is charged with:

1) Sexual assault causing bodily harm
2) Forcible confinement
3) Choking, overcome resistance
4) Uttering death threats

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9 a.m., room 101.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.