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Dec 06, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

York University beefs up security in wake of assaults

Man faces charges after woman sexually assaulted on campus

North York Mirror

York University has stepped up security following a rash of violent crime in recent months.

“We are deeply troubled by reported safety occurrences on our campus and we are supporting Toronto Police Service in its investigations,” the statement, issued Thursday, Dec. 6, said.

“We have enhanced security staffing patrols on campus and additional Toronto Police Service patrols in the area.”

Police have arrested a man in connection with a sexual assault on the Keele campus Thursday, Nov. 29.

Police said a female student was approached by a man in the basement of Stong College asking if she wanted to dance. The man then grabbed her hand and pressed himself against her. The woman managed to pull away and the man fled.

The alleged assault happened while students, community advocates and university officials attended a town hall forum to discuss the university’s handling of assaults and alleged racial profiling by police.

A 24-year-old Mississauga man is facing charges.

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