Male wanted in child-luring investigation at library

Toronto Police are requesting the public's help on child-luring investigation.

scene of child-luring investigation
Jane/Dundas Library is the scene of a child-luring incident on March 27.

Toronto Police released security camera images Thursday morning for a male wanted in a child-luring investigation.

The photos were taken down the same day because he has been identified as a young person.

Police are asking the public’s assistance in locating the male, thought to be 18–20, involved in an incident at the Jane/Dundas branch of the Toronto Public Library.

At around 8:30 on March 27, a male passed a note to a 12-year boy in the Jane Street library, asking to engage in sexual activity, police say.

The boy then told library staff, which led to the man leaving the library.

“We take these incidents very seriously,” library spokesperson Ana-Maria Critchley said. “Staff are trained to respond and take appropriate action to protect the public.”

The man is described as thin with black hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing black Adidas track pants, a black Blue Jays shirt and a black backpack.

Police are asking the public if they have any information on this investigation to contact them or Crime Stoppers immediately.