Suspect arrested in sexual assaults at York U

July 10, 2012

Toronto police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection to a trio of sexual assaults that took place last Thursday afternoon at York University's Keele campus. The incidents have students questioning their safety and the response of campus officials. Students received e-mail notifications and were warned about the assaults over social media 4 days after the initial attack. The president of the York Federation of Students says York U's news portal, YFile, should have made efforts to notify students online sooner. While the institution did post security bulletins around campus, she says it could have done more. "We have been proactive," says York U's media relations director. "We made the decision to leverage the social media later. We could have done that on Friday, but we waited since we have more students back on campus on Monday." Toronto Police Service News Release | Toronto Star | Globe and Mail