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Assistance sought in sexual assault case dating to late 1970s

May 6th, 2015 · No Comments

A man believed to have babysat children in the Spadina Road and Lowther Avenue during the late 1970s was arrested Mar. 25 for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl from the time she was five until she was eight years old. Police, who are withholding the name of the now 43-year-old victim, believe there may be more victims and have asked them to come forward.

Marco Marquez, 71, of Toronto, has been charged with rape, intercourse with a female under 14, and indecent assault of a female. The charges are under the Criminal Code that was in effect at the time of the alleged occurrences.

Released without bail on a promise to appear, Marquez’s first scheduled court appearance will be on May 6 at 11 a.m. at Old City Hall.

If you have any information on this case, please contact Detective Greg Forestall of 14 Division at 416-808-1405.

—Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

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