19-yr old Toronto man sexually assaulted by four women
'Brave' 19-year-old Toronto man comes forward to say he was sexually assaulted by four women
Police are searching for four women accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old Toronto man after leaving a downtown nightclub last month.
The man told Toronto cops that the group had offered to drive him home in their silver Honda SUV early March 31, but instead stopped a few blocks away at a parking lot, the National Post reported.
Police wouldn’t provide details of the alleged sexual assault, but said the man decided to come forward last Friday.
He described the women between the ages of 30 and 36, each around 5-foot-4 and weighing 200 pounds. They also wore short black dresses, high heels and no pantyhose, according to CHCH News.
Police said the man didn’t sustain any physical injuries.
“It’s very important (that victims come forward) because if they don’t, then there is no record of it ever happening. ... I think he’s very brave,” Toronto Detective Constable Shannon McParland told the QMI Agency.
Male sex-assault victims rarely make complaints because of the stigma attached to the crime, experts say.
In the majority of cases, women are the victims and men are the attackers, said Nicole Pietsch of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres.
“Other men will say for example, ‘Oh, he’s so lucky,’ like that was actually a positive thing when it wasn’t,” Pietsch told the National Post. “I think that that just feeds into the myth that sexual violence is something the victim wants.”