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Sexual Assault Cold Cases

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Our commitment to survivors of sexual assault

In 2018, York Regional Police established the Special Victims Unit - Sexual Assault Cold Case section to address unsolved sexual assault cases. These dedicated officers are committed to pursuing any new investigative leads and combining efforts with the Centre of Forensic Science to leverage new technologies to solve historic cases. 

Reporting sexual assault online

York Regional Police understands that while sexual assaults often cause long-lasting trauma, survivors may have difficulty speaking about incidents with friends, family members or police officers. To help mitigate the challenges faced by sexual assault survivors, York Regional Police now accepts reports of historical sexual assaults online, which are received directly by qualified sexual assault investigators. 

Learn more about reporting a sexual assault online.

Find support

Support for Victims in York Region

Victim Services of York Region

Victim Services of York Region and York Regional Police work in partnership to provide emotional support and practical assistance to persons victimized by crime or traumatic circumstances. Staff members provide crisis response, telephone assistance and referrals to community agencies that offer long-term counselling and financial support.

Victim Services of York Region 
16775 Yonge Street 
Suite 207
Newmarket, ON  L3X 2P8

York Region Centre for Community Safety (YRCCS)

YRCCS supports adult, senior, and child victims who have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. They collaborate with community partners to provide multiple services under one roof. YRCCS helps service users navigate justice, health, and social service systems.

York Region Centre for Community Safety (YRCCS)
Unit 107, 25 Deverill Ct.,
Markham, ON
L6G 0C7

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault (DASA) Care Centre

The DASA Care Centre is a regional care centre for victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse. The centre offers specialized care for trauma related to abuse and assault, as well as client counseling to family members and caregivers. DASA Emergency Care Services are available through the Emergency Department at Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill.

DASA Emergency Care Services
10 Trench Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4Z3

Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors

Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors - This guide provides victims with additional information about support services and the reporting and criminal justice processes.

Contact us

Stay connected

Our investigators know the significant emotional toll sexual assaults take on survivors. We understand that revisiting these crimes years later can reopen deep emotional wounds. That's why we are committed to respecting the needs and wishes of survivors while we work to solve cold cases.

We encourage survivors to stay connected with us. Providing your updated information allows investigators to contact you if there is an update to your case. To connect with our investigative team, please contact the unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 6000.

More information

For more information, or to speak to investigators directly, contact:

Major Crimes Bureau, Cold Case Unit