TORONTO – A man who snuck into an unlocked home, abducted a four-year-old girl from her bed and sexually assaulted her on Boxing Day 2011, was found guilty of all charges Thursday.
Ryan Belbin — who had no prior criminal convictions — snatched the sleeping girl at 3 a.m., stripped her naked and was “hunkering over” the child in a North York backyard when the panicked victim’s father discovered the horrifying sight, Justice Nola Garton said in a written judgment.
Belbin, 30, will be sentenced for breaking and entering, abduction of a minor, sexual assault and sexual interference on Nov. 27.
Garton found that the alternative suspects suggested by defence lawyer Jennifer Penman — the victim’s father and another neighbour — weren’t the culprits and Crown attorney Sheila Cressman proved Belbin was the offender.
The judge found that Belbin stopped his attack when the victim’s father screamed. Belbin then sprinted eastbound in the Bathurst-Wilson area.
The hysterical father cradled his child in his arms and returned to his parents’ home — where the family was visiting from Connecticut.
Belbin’s DNA was found on the victim’s pyjamas but it couldn’t be determined what “particular bodily fluid was the source,” said Garton.
Penman argued that Belbin’s DNA — either from spit or urine on the ground — could have been innocently transferred on to the clothing during the assault.
Belbin, who lived in close proximity to the victim’s relatives, delivered newspapers in the area until two weeks before the incident.
4-year-old sexual assault victim released from hospital
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A 4-year-old girl abducted from a north Toronto home and sexually assaulted was released from hospital on Tuesday.
The girl, who was visiting with family from Connecticut, was abducted early Monday morning from her grandparents’ home on Charleswood Dr., near Bathurst St. and Wilson Ave. While police released few details on the kidnapping or assault, a woman who identified herself as the girl’s grandmother said the ordeal “had a happy ending,” referring to her granddaughter’s discharge from hospital.
“By the grace of God,” she said, standing inside her doorway Tuesday morning.
As a cold rain drizzled outside, neighbours visited the house, which belongs to an orthodox Jewish family.
Police said a man grabbed the girl between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Monday. Family discovered the girl a short distance from the house “within minutes of the abduction and saw a man fleeing the scene,” police said.
Police did not confirm a sexual assault occurred until Monday evening.
The suspect is described as a white man, 19 or 20 years old, with an average build, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket or sweatshirt, dark sweatpants or jeans and striped, bluish toque.
WOODSTOCK, Ont. — A Mexican dolphin trainer who was in Canada on a one-year work visa was sentenced to 13 months and 19 days of jail time for possessing and making available graphic movies of child pornography through his computer.
Jahir Salas Vargas was arrested by Ontario Provincial Police on Oct. 9, 2013, when police executed a warrant at an Ingersoll, Ont., home where he was staying.
Police found 1,091 unique images and 83 unique movies featuring child pornography on a thumb drive and computers registered to Salas Vargas.
In September 2012 he received a one-year work visa to work with marine mammals at the West Edmonton Mall before moving temporarily to Ingersoll to house-sit a home owned by relatives.
Salas Vargas also had to provide DNA and is now listed on the sex offender registry.
A Toronto man is facing charges in connection with alleged sexual assaults against two girls, aged 12 and 15.
TORONTO – A Toronto man is facing charges in connection with alleged sexual assaults against two girls, aged 12 and 15.
Police allege a man entered a home (in the Midland Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East area) this spring and sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl.
It’s alleged a similar incident occurred last month when a 15-year-old girl was approached by a man (in the Midland Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East area).
Orfan Azizi, 33, is charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference.
Investigators say they believe there may be more victims and anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Human trafficking suspect faces additional charges
CBC News Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:02 AM PT Last Updated: Dec 28, 2012 11:40 AM PT
A Vancouver man facing human trafficking charges is now facing additional charges after allegedly breaching his court-ordered conditions.
Reza Moazami, 28, was arrested last year and charged with a number of criminal offences, including trafficking, sexual exploitation and living off the avails of a juvenile.
Vancouver police say Moazami was arrested on Dec. 18 after he allegedly contacted one of his victims through other people.
He has been charged with breach of a court order and obstruction of justice.
A 22-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were also arrested as a result of the investigation.
VANCOUVER – A man who is wanted in Germany for sex crimes against a child that spanned four years was found hiding in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and ordered deported Tuesday.
Patrick Boehme, 45, was arrested on Friday by Canada Border Services Agency officers, who began looking for the man in February after German police issued an arrest warrant for sexual interference with a minor.
At an Immigration and Refugee Board detention review hearing on Tuesday, Boehme’s lawyer, Sharon An, said her client admitted to having “sexual relations” with a girl while she was between the ages of 13 and 17.
The name of the girl and her relationship to Boehme is protected by a publication ban.
Toronto man lured young girls on social networks, police say
Published On Fri, 03 Feb 2012
A Toronto man used fake profiles on unprotected social network sites to stalk young girls across Canada and beg them to send him compromising images and perform sexual acts over a webcam, police say.
Police allege the 42-year-old man posed as a 19- and 21-year-old man on various sites, using the alias “Alex Sirop” to lure young girls for at least six years.
“The girls he chatted with thought they knew who he was and some talked about moving in with him, or even marrying him,” said Toronto police Det. Joel Manherz.