Man charged after boy sexually assaulted in shopping mall washroom in Mississauga


Published October 14, 2023 at 11:38 am

man arrested after sexually assaulting a 9-year-old at a washroom in Square One Shopping Centre
Photo by: Peel Regional Police

A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a nine-year-old boy at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga this past summer.

According to Peel Regional Police, the boy was using a public washroom sometime in July when he was reportedly approached by a man who proceeded to engage the child in a sexually suggestive conversation.

Police say the victim and man did not know one another.

Following the release one week ago of surveillance photos of a suspect and a description, police requested help from the public in locating the man.

Police made an arrest yesterday.

Travis Alexander, 30, of no fixed address, is charged with  invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault.

He appeared for a bail hearing in Brampton court.

Anyone with information related to the case is urged to contact the Peel police Special Victims Unit at 905-453–2121, ext. 3460, or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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