Police think there may be additional victims in sexual assaults in Spencer Smith Park.

Crime 100By Staff

September 19, 2016



The Halton Regional Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a sexual assault investigation in effort to identify any other possible victims.

All is not going to stay quiet on this waterfront. A city council member, Marianne Meed Ward has created a citizens advisory committee on the waterfront that is going to take a holistic look at what is best for the city.

Sexual assault took place Sunday afternoon at Spencer smith Park. Police looking for possible additional victims.

The incident took place on September 18th, 2016 at approximately 8:30 pm, along the shores of Spencer Smith Park in south Burlington where the adult female victim was attacked by a male stranger. After the female made her escape, police were contacted, and with the assistance of tactical and canine officers the accused was located in the area and arrested.

Charged and held for a bail hearing with the following offences is Vezio CARDULLO, 34 years of No Fixed Address:

• Robbery
• Utter Threats to Cause Death
• Forcible Confinement, Sexual Assault
• Overcoming Resistance to Commission of an Offence
• Sexual Assault with a Weapon
• Sexual Assault – threats to a Third party
• Assault

The police apparently believe there might be more victims and encourage anyone who may have been assaulted to be in touch with the police.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Alanda Prescod or Detective Dan Ciardullo of the Child Abuse Sexual Assault Unit at 905 825-4747 ext 8970, or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 TIPS, or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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1 comment to Police think there may be additional victims in sexual assaults in Spencer Smith Park.

  • Burlington Resident

    How about some lights? It is absolutely deplorable that they disconnected the power to the lights for the construction of the park and did not close the park or provide alternate lighting.

    If you have been down to the park in the last week you will see that it does not feel safe.