Man Charged in Violent Sexual Assault Investigation

Posted On Tuesday January 31, 2023

 Region of Peel – Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Special Victims Unit have arrested and charged Philip Gray, a 30-year-old man concerning a sexual assault investigation. 

On Thursday, January 12, 2023, the victim was in the area of Queen Street and Kennedy Road in Brampton when the victim met with the suspect. It is alleged that the suspect forcefully confined the victim in a nearby building where he physically and sexually assaulted her. A weapon was used in the sexual assault. The victim suffered significant injuries.  

A short time later, officers arrested and charged Phillip Gray with the following offences:  

  • Sexual Assault Cause Bodily Harm
  • Strangulation
  • Assault
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Utter Threats to Cause Death 
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order x 2 

Phillip Gray was already on two prior Release Orders from the courts for violent offences.

He was held for a bail hearing and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton. 

Anyone that believes they may have been a victim, or anyone with information on this or any similar incident, is asked to contact investigators at the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121, extension 3460. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at 905-453-2121, extension 4027

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