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Toronto Killer Bruce McArthur Had A Man Naked & Restrained In His Apartment

We have even more information about the Toronto killer whose victim list keeps getting bigger.

Last year, gay men started disappearing from the area around the Gay Village in Toronto. While members of the community there expressed concern, most (including the police) tried to quiet down those fears.

That said, earlier this month the police arrested landscaper Bruce McArthur under the suspicion that he was responsible for the disappearances of 49-year-old Andrew Kinsman and 44-year-old Selim Esen.

Then two days ago, police shared that they found the remains of three more men in a home that McArthur had worked on.

Now we have even more news concerning the terrors of Bruce McArthur. It seems that when the police first became suspicious of McArthur, they placed him under surveillance.

During that time, a man (who’s name is being withheld) went to McArthur’s apartment for sex. That’s when police stormed the building and not only arrested McArthur, but found that man naked and restrained.

Through their investigation, police have also found three other men who say they dated McArthur. All three said they stopped seeing McArthur after his sexual demands made them uncomfortable.

While the Toronto Police Department is receiving criticism for failing to acknowledge the initial disappearances and failing to call McArthur a serial killer until the additional three bodies were found, they continue their investigation.

McArthur worked on about 30 properties that now have to be searched in case any more bodies are waiting to be found.

Toronto Killer Bruce McArthur Now Charged For Killing Five Gay Men

Yesterday, we shared with you the news of Bruce McArthur’s arrest and his prior history with the law.

Lat year, the Toronto gay community was shook but a number of disappearances in the Gay Village area. While most shooed away the thought of a real problem occurring, the police were not so sure.

Then last week, 66-year-old landscaper Bruce McArthur was arrested by the police under the suspicion that he was involved with the disappearances of two men named Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman.

Afterwards, it was discovered that McArthur was arrested back in 2001 for assaulting another man. Part of his sentencing for that assault was that McArthur was banned from entering a large section of Toronto that includes the Gay Village.

Now, news is hitting that McArthur is being charged for the murders of three additional men.

In addition to Esen and Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, and Dean Lisowick disappeared between the years of 2012 and 2017.

It was Toronto Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga who shared this news today and said that the dismembered remains of “at least” three victims were found in the bottom of large planters in the backyard of a Toronto home where McArthur worked.

"The city of Toronto has never seen anything like this," Idsinga said. "It is unprecedented and draining. He's an alleged serial killer and he's taken some steps to cover his tracks."

Now, police will be investigating about 30 properties that McAruthur worked on.

In addition that, police now say that McArthur may have been targeting more people in the city.

"It encompasses more than the gay community. It encompasses the City of Toronto," Idsinga said.

A Judge Barred The Toronto Killer From The Gay Village in 2001

Last year, we shared with you the news of gay men going missing in Toronto, Canada.

Many, like Global News Toronto, were concerned that the multiple missing men from the Gay Village was a sign that there was a killer on the loose.

There are growing concerns in Toronto’s Gay Village over the number of men who have gone missing in recent years from the Church and Wellesley area. As Caryn Lieberman reports, police aren’t confirming a connection between the men, but community members have their theories. - globalnews.ca

Unfortunately, that turned out to be the truth.

Earlier this week, police arrested a man who they think is responsible for at least two deaths out of the missing men from the Gay village.

66-year-old landscaper Bruce McArthur was charged with first-degree murder due to the assumed deaths of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman.

“We believe he is responsible for the deaths of Mr. Esen and Mr. Kinsman, and we believe he is responsible for the deaths of other men who have yet to be identified,” Toronto Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga said.

“In other words, we believe there are other victims,” he added.

Now we have gotten word of McArthur’s legal history.

You see, it seems that McArthur was barred from even stepping foot near the Gay village in Toronto back in 2001.

McArthur was convicted of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. Then in 2013, he was sentenced to two years in prison and three years on probation.

As part of that sentencing, he wasn’t supposed to go anywhere near the area within University Ave to the West, Bloor St. to the North, Sherbourne St. to the East, and College/Carlton to the South.

Toronto lawyer Liam O’Connor (who isn't connected to this case) spoke to Metro News and said that this restriction was probably to protect male prostitutes in the area (who were McArthur’s first victims).

“An educated guess then about that, is the area they’ve asked him to stay out of is an area where there was probably high prostitution,” O’Connor said.

 We’ll keep you updated as the court case develops.