Sunday, September 9, 2007

York University School Year Off to a Great Start...

This was posted on the YorkU livejournal community:

Women sexually assaulted in York University dorms

Toronto police are searching for two men after two women were sexually assaulted in dorms at York University.

According to authorities, two men entered Vanier College residence located on Keele Street near Steeles Avenue West in the early hours of Friday morning.

The men discovered a female on her own and sexually assaulted her.

The men later gained access to another dorm room within the same residence and sexually assaulted a second lone woman.

The attackers then entered another room within the same building and attempted to assault a third woman.

The two men tried to enter two other rooms by were scared off and fled the scene.

Police confirm two women were taken to hospital, treated and released. It has yet to be confirmed whether any of the women were students at the university.

The first suspect is described as:

White, with a dark complexion and short dark hair
In his early 20s, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7
Wore blue jeans and running shoes
The second suspect is described as:

White, with a slim build
In his early 20s, 6-foot to 6-foot-1
Short, light-colored hair
Wore blue jeans
Security at York University has been heightened since the attacks and police are reminding women to be vigilant with ensuring their personal safety.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online at

Fucking fabulous way to begin the school year.

CTV Toronto Source


Gaycrime said...

Why were these adult female college students sleeping in their dorm rooms with their respective doors unlocked? People have to be accountable for their own actions - and for the consequences of their actions. Leaving dorm rooms doors unlocked was just plain stupid.

Electric Furr said...

sure, its never wise to sleep with unlocked doors but this article did not say whether the women were sleeping or not--nor did it say that the doors were unlocked in the first place; it just says the men 'gained access'--they could have had copies of keys for all we know. Why are we blaming the victims more than the perpetrators anyway? Should we wag our fingers at "these adult female college students" too then for being alone in their rooms? Why aren't they entitled to feel safe in a school dorm anyway? Why is it up to the victims to not get raped?