Update: see previous posts March 14, 2013 TTC: Man Sentenced to 45 Days for Spitting on Queen Street Streetcar Driver, October 23, 2012 TTC: Man Sentenced to 63-Day Jail Sentence for Threatening Streetcar Operator, TTC: Spitting at Bus Driver Earns 61 Year-Old Man a 75-Day Jail Sentences, August 20/12 TTC: Three (3) Convicted of Assault, Sentenced to Jail Time and Prohibition From Using TTC, July 13, 2012 TTC: Woman Jailed 46 days for Assault on TTC Operator & 3 Customers, July 7, 2012 TTC: Man Sentenced to 70 Days in Jail for Assault on TTC Employee/Property, June 9, 2012 TTC: Two Men have Received Jail Sentences for Two Separate Assaults on TTC Employees, May 24, 2012 TTC: Man Sentenced to 21 Days in Jail for Assaulting Streetcar Operator, April 26, 2012 TTC: Two Men Sent to Jail for Spitting On TTC Employees, April 10, 2012 Threatening TTC Employees’ Sends Man to Jail for the Second Time, March 13, 2012 TTC: 49-Year-Old Man Sentenced to 50 Days in Jail for Spitting At Uniformed TTC Supervisor, February 27, 2012 The Gunman Who Shot the TTC Collector Has the Same MO in Previous TTC Hold-Ups, February 27, 2011 TTC Ticket Collector Shot In Attempted Robbery at Dupont Subway Station, February 26, 2012 Man Jailed for Threatening to Kill Toronto Transit Commission Drivers, December 8, 2011 Man Prohibited From Using T.T.C Public Transit for 3 years, Sentenced to 63 Days in Jail After Assaulting Customers and Bus Operator, November 21, 2011 Man Sentenced to 36 Days in Jail For Assault on T.T.C Operator, November 10, 2011 Man Sentenced to 45 days in Jail for Assault on T.T.C Employee
A 44-year-old man was sentenced to 45 days in jail and an 18-month ban from riding the subway for sexually assaulting a TTC transit ambassador.
On August 4 at 3:25 p.m., the accused approached the employee and asked for help. He then slid his hand in the victim’s right pocket and groped her buttocks. The ambassador reported the incident and the male fled.
Transit Enforcement Officers were dispatched to the scene and located the man at Dundas Station. Following an investigation, he was arrested by Toronto Police and charged with sexual assault.
On August 20, Arshad Sajid entered a guilty plea to sexual assault. He was also fined $200, and has been ordered to pay $250 restitution to the victim.
On average, one TTC employee is assaulted every day, ranging from punching, slapping and spitting, to threats of physical harm or death. The TTC’s Court Advocates work with Crown Attorneys and the Courts to secure the stiffest penalties possible for those convicted of assault or threats against TTC employees, and continue to seek limits on the use of public transit in Toronto for those convicted of these crimes.