Arrest Made in Sexual Assault Investigation

A 58-year-old Mississauga man has been arrested in relation to a string of sexual assaults that occurred under the ruse of real estate transactions.

In November 2019, Hamilton Police received information about two sexual assault incidents that occurred in residences in the area of Pearl Street and Peter Street. The investigation into these incidents remained ongoing and on June 29, 2020, police were made aware of a similar incident that occurred earlier in the day in the same area.

Through continued investigation, police identified a Mississauga man in relation to the three incidents. Later that day, he was arrested at his residence without incident and was turned over to Hamilton Police.

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, the male appeared in court to answer to his charges.

In all three incidents, the victims were not physically injured.


  • Mordecai Berlad, male, 58-years-of-age from Mississauga


  • Sexual assault X3
  • Forcible confinement

As a result of this investigation, police believe there is a potential there may be other victims who have yet to come forward.

Hamilton Police are encouraging anyone who may have information to contact Detective Constable Buszkowski of the Sexual Assault Unit at 905-540-5543.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

There is no guaranteed way to prevent sexual assault. Sharing the details of this assault is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts. For confidential support, please call the Sexual Assault Centre’s 24-hour support line at 905-525-4162 or connect at www.sacha.ca or the Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv