Read statement from the chief of police, Steve Williams, regarding sexual assault investigation
‘I am aware of the significant public interest surrounding an investigation completed by the London Police Service in 2018. I can confirm that a sexual assault investigation commenced in June of 2018, by members of our Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section in relation to an incident reported to have occurred at a hotel in the 300-block of Dundas Street. A lengthy and detailed investigation took place, and in February of 2019, it was concluded with no criminal charges laid.
To ensure due diligence, given the serious nature of this allegation, I have directed that an internal review of the investigation be conducted to determine what, if any, additional investigative avenues may exist. While this review will be initiated immediately, there is no predetermined timeline for its completion.
The London Police Service is committed to thoroughly investigating all complaints of sexual assault. Along with our community partners, we will fully support those who come forward and we encourage anyone who has experienced sexual violence to report the incident to police so that the matter can be investigated.
Further information will be released as appropriate.’