Hamilton, Ontario ,

UPDATE: Arrest in West Hamilton Sexual Assaults

Hamilton Police have arrested a Hamilton man as a result of an investigation into three separate sexual assaults that occurred in West Hamilton.

On April 29, 2019, and July 26, 2019, lone female residents were sexually assaulted after a male who was not known to them, entered their residence and sexually assaulted them. The investigation led police to reopen a 2011 unsolved break and enter investigation where a female occupant was sexually assaulted in her residence.

During the investigation, detectives discovered multiple incidents of voyeurism where women were recorded without their knowledge. Investigators believe there may be other victims and are encouraging anyone who may have information to contact the police.

On June 16, 2020, Dennis Rhodes (40-years-old) from Hamilton was arrested and remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing on the following charges:

  • Break Enter and Commit X3
  • Sexual Assault X3
  • Forcible ConfinementX3
  • Disguised with intent X3
  • Voyeurism X3

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Det. Candace Culp by calling 905-546-4846.

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; connect at www.sacha.ca, the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv or the Centre de santé communautaire www.cschn.ca