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Child Sexual Assault Investigation,
Rufus Folkes, 43, facing two charges


12 Division

Case #: 2022-1208796

The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of an arrest in a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

  • on Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a man sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old-girl at a store in the Weston Road and Jane Street area.

On Friday, July 8, 2022, Rufus Folkes, 43, of Toronto, was arrested. 

He has been charged with:

  • two counts of Sexual Interference

He was scheduled to appear at Toronto West Court on Friday, July 8, 2022, in room 206.

Investigators are concerned there may be more victims. An image of the accused has been released.


Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at


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By Constable Tina-Louise Trépanier

Constable Tina-Louise Trépanier

52 Division

for Detective Jamie Mackrell

Detective Jamie Mackrell

12 Division


Rufus Folkes, 43, charged in Child Sexual Assault Investigation
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