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Man sought after alleged sexual assault of boy in store

Last Updated Aug 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm EST

A surveillance camera image of a man accused of sexually assaulting a boy in a store in Toronto on Aug. 16, 2018. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Toronto police say they are looking for a man wanted in connection with the alleged sexual assault of an eight-year-old boy.

Police say officers responded to a call about the incident on Thursday at 10 a.m., near Islington Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard in Etobicoke.

They say a woman had been shopping at a department store with her son.

Police say the boy was in the toy section when he was followed around by an unknown man and allegedly sexually assaulted.

The suspect is described as clean shaven, five feet nine inches tall, with a medium build and short black hair.

Police say he was wearing a bluish-grey button-up shirt, blue jeans and a dark backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

With files from News Staff