Police suspect that there may be other victims
Canadian Indian man Gurpinder Singh has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of an international student after she was lured to a hotel room in Toronto.
The 28-year-old from Brampton, Ontario has been charged with sexual assault, uttering a death threat, extortion and voyeurism.
Toronto police have stated that Singh allegedly befriended the student, claiming that he could help her set up Canadian bank accounts.
The young woman travelled to Toronto from another province on November 15, 2019, to meet the man at a hotel.
However, once she was in the room, she was sexually assaulted.
It was heard that after the attack, Singh allegedly took photographs of the victim before threatening both her and her family.
The Canadian Indian man was arrested and faces multiple charges. Police suspect that there may be other victims and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
In a news release on November 19, 2019, Toronto police said:
“Anyone who has been a victim of a sexual offence should report it to police.”
“Investigators want to remind people that they will not be questioned on their immigration status as part of this report.”
Anyone with information has been advised to contact investigators on 416-808-7474 or to speak to Crimestoppers anonymously.
In a high profile case, which also took place in Canada, Harmandip Singh was convicted of having non-consensual sex with a woman he met on a dating site.
The woman told Nova Scotia Supreme Court that she communicated with Singh in early 2017 on the popular dating site, Plenty of Fish.
On March 12, 2017, Singh texted her arranging a meeting for him to visit her home that evening.
Their meeting led to the pair kissing on the sofa, after which the woman explained that Singh produced two condoms and asked her if she wanted to have sex.
The woman told the court that she said no.
She went to the bathroom to find her phone charger before sitting on the edge of her bed. Singh then went into the room, took off his trousers, exposing himself.
The woman said she felt cornered by Singh, therefore she had no choice but to perform oral sex on him.
She then told the court that he removed the rest of his clothes and said to her he wanted to have sexual intercourse.
Not knowing how to get rid of Singh and to get him out of her house, she took off her clothes and commenced to have penetrative sex with him.
She stated that Singh then said he wanted to have anal sex with her, to which she said no.
As she then turned around and tried to roll off the bed, she said Singh stopped her by putting his hand on her back. He then penetrated her anally.
The victim said that in her head she was screaming but she could not say the words. But she managed to then tell him to stop. Singh then did stop.
Shortly afterwards, Singh took his clothes and went to the bathroom.
She later told him to leave her house before she called the police. Singh was subsequently arrested and charged with sexual assault.