Region of Peel– Investigators from the Special Victims Unit have arrested and charged an Oakville man in relation to a stranger sexual assault with a firearm investigation.
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m., the victim was walking in the parking lot of the plaza located near Hurontario Street and Elia Avenue in the City of Mississauga. The accused drove by and attempted to solicit the victim, an 18-year-old woman, who was walking in the parking lot. The accused then brandished a firearm and demanded the victim enter his vehicle. The accused drove a short distance away and sexually assaulted the female.
Investigators from the Special Victims Unit were able to quickly identify the male responsible. On Thursday July 30, 2020, Alpha McLeod, a 34-year-old man from Oakville, was arrested and charged with the following offences: Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Forcible Confinement, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, and Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm.
He was held for a bail hearing and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Friday, July 31, 2020 in answer to those charges.
Investigators believe this male could be responsible for similar offences across the GTA.
“This is a disturbing demonstration of predatory behaviour from an accused which carries irreversible trauma to survivors. It is shocking to know that it occurs in any community. As in this case, our investigators will pursue sex offenders and work towards preventing them from injuring others again.” said Deputy Milinovich.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or believe they have information pertaining to another similar incident is asked to contact investigators with the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121 ext. 3460. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.