Woman Assaulted After Meeting Arranged Over The Internet
Windsor Police are reminding the public about the inherent dangers of meeting a stranger in person after an incident in the city this week.
Police say that just after 11am on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, they were called to check on the well-being of a person at a residence located in the 8000 block of Darlington Crescent.
Officers believed that an adult inside the residence might be in danger, and as a result, they forced their way into the residence.
Once inside they located an adult female with non-life-threating injuries.
An adult male was also located inside the residence and placed under arrest without incident.
Investigation revealed that the adult female had recently posted an advertisement on the internet offering professional cleaning services.
The suspect communicated with the victim and arranged to meet. The suspect then drove the victim to a residence in the 8000 block of Darlington Crescent. Once inside the pair began to discuss the cleaning agreement when suddenly the suspect started assaulting the victim.
Investigators received judicial authorization to search the involved residence.
Suthakar Muthucumaru, a 44-year-old male from Windsor, is charged with sexual assault, forcible confinement, choking a person and assault.
From this new case, investigators were also able to link the suspect to an investigation with similar circumstances from December of 2018. From that earlier investigation, Suthakar Muthucumaru is further facing charges of assault, forcible confinement and sexual assault.
Due to the nature of these offences, investigators believe the potential exists for further victims.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com.