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Man arrested in 'indecent act' at Toronto bookstore

Toronto Police charge 47 year old man and say there could be more victims...

Toronto Police have made an arrest in the case of a man who allegedly exposed himself, in the children's section of a bookstore in Midtown Toronto.

47 year old William Shorten was arrested in Toronto on Tuesday, and charged with indecent act and fail to comply with probation.

It's not the first time he's been arrested for something like this.

As a matter of fact, Shorten has been convicted 12 times of crimes involving children aged 5 to 14, at bookstores and libraries in Toronto.

In those cases, Shorten would go to the children's section of a bookstore, before exposing himself.

Constable Victor Kwong with Toronto Police say they are worried there could be more victims out there.

"If anyone does recall seeing someone who looks like the photo we've put out, and has been a victim of some sort of sexual assault or indecent act, to give us a call."

But Kwong says there have been no other reports of any indecent act, that he's aware of.

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  1. Angry Bill posted on 03/05/2014 12:58 PM
    He ain't gonna change his behaviour. Probation will mean nothing. When you have those kinds of desires, it's like a drug addiction. You can't stop. He'll keep on doing it. You want him to stop? Put him in jail and keep him there. He will re-offend otherwise. Unfortunately, our legal system isn't set up that way. His odds of recidivism are very high, and he will get out of jail eventually.
  2. Jack posted on 03/05/2014 02:37 PM
    There's only one sensible way to deal with this sort of scum. Lock him in a room with a chair, a hook in the ceiling, and some rope. Leave him in there until he does the right thing or until he starves; either way, he comes out in a body bag and society is a little bit safer.
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