Cops say man broke probation by approaching boy

Investigators believe there may be other victims

 

Police have charged a Toronto man who they say broke his probation by approaching a child.

 

On Thursday, Mervyn Fitzgerald Duncan, 45, of Toronto, was charged with three counts of fail to comply with probation and three counts of fail to comply recognizance.

On May 10, 2007, police say Duncan was charged with indecent act and fail to comply probation.

 

He was sentenced to probation for three years. One of the conditions placed on the accused
was that he not be in the company of any male under 18, except in the presence of another
adult.

Police alleged today that:
• the accused approached a boy, on more than one occasion, as he was walking home from school in the Wellesley Street/Sherbourne Street area,
• the accused attempted to engage the youth in conversation and walk with him as he made his way home,
• the accused was under house arrest and part of his conditional release was not to be out unless in the company of his surety.

 

Duncan was scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Investigators believe there may be other victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kristine McCabe or Detective Constable Kim Ledgerwood at 416-808-5105.

 
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