Sex Crimes

· Sexual Assault Investigative Section
· Behavioural Assessment
· Child Exploitation Section
· Human Trafficking Enforcement Team
· Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

Sex Crimes

Email icon E-mail Sex Crimes
40 College St., Toronto, ON , M5G 2J3
Phone: 416-808-7474
Fax: 416-808-7472
Officer in Charge: Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins


Panorama of Toronto with CN Tower projecting a spotlight light in the shape of a logo of Sex Crimes Unit

All crimes of a sexual nature, regardless of the victim’s gender or age, impacts the community and effects the victim’s quality of life and wellbeing.

The Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes unit was originally created in 1989 to investigate serious and serial sexual offences that were beyond the resources and/or expertise of divisional units.

Since that time, the unit has expanded and now incorporates specialized units that are dedicated to the sensitive needs of victims. The Toronto Police Service is dedicated to the wellbeing, care and recovery of all victims of sexually motived crimes.

Public safety is a unit priority. Sex Crimes gratefully acknowledges community and external partnerships that assist the unit in serving the communities of Toronto.

Contact Sex Crimes via email at [email protected]

Help Begins Here

Sex Crimes consists of five sections:

• Sexual Assault Investigative Section – Investigates sexual offences against persons where there is an ongoing risk to the community and the offender is unknown.

• Behavioural Assessment Section

Threat Assessment – The ability to assess for the potential of violence from an individual or group.
High Risk Offender Management – Manages offenders who have served full sentences and are released into the community without supervision.
Polygraph Testing – Provides testing services and expertise in interview, interrogation and statement analysis.
Sex Offender Registry – A provincial registration system for sex offenders, obligating them to report to police. Enables police to monitor and locate sex offenders in the community.

• Child Exploitation Section – Identify and rescue victims of online child sexual abuse and exploitation.

• Human Trafficking Enforcement Team – Identify victims and investigate cases of human trafficking for a sexual and/or forced labour purpose.

• Child & Youth Advocacy Centre – Investigate crimes and neglect against children and youth.

 

Document Resources

A Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors (Brochure version)
A Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors (Printer Friendly version)

 

Public Resource Links

Be Web Aware

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime

Centre for Sex Offender Management

Child Find Canada

Crimestoppers (Toronto)

Crimestoppers (International)

Cybertip

Kids Help Phone

Literature for Life

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Multilingual Community Interpreter Service

National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

National Crime Prevention Council
Ontario Sex offender Registry

Policy Centre for Victim Issues

Safer Child Inc.

Sexual Assault Survivors Site

Solicitor General of Canada Corrections Canada research and publications on sex offenders

The Scarborough Hospital Sexual Assault Care Centre

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre

Victim Services (Toronto)

Sexual Assault Care Centre

University of Toronto Police Service

Women's College Hospital

Youth Preparing for Court