UPDATE: Burlington man wanted in sexual assault and choking investigation


Update: Halton Police say the wanted male has surrendered himself to Toronto Police.

Police are looking for a Burlington man who allegedly choked and sexually assaulted a woman during an extortion attempt. 

Toronto police say that on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, officers responded to a call for an alleged sexual assault in the Sentinel Road and The Pond Road area. According to police, the suspect met with a 22-year-old woman and threatened to release private information unless she paid him money. Police allege that he physically and sexually assaulted her before fleeing the area. 

Police say the victim and suspect are known to each other. 

Police say Seth Ramanand, 23, is wanted for extortion, assault, sexual assault, mischief and more. 

He is described as a 5’6” male who weighs 140 pounds. Police say he has short black hair, brown eyes, and is clean-shaven. He has a rose tattooed on his shoulders, the letter ‘V’ tattooed on his right elbow, “1997” on his left wrist, and two skeletons tattooed on his abdomen.

He may be driving a 2020 black Jaguar F-Pace SUV with a licence plate reading BZFN 807.

Police are advising anyone who sees him to call 9-1-1 immediately and avoid approaching him. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100.

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