38-year-old man charged for sexual assault in Hamilton


Published September 4, 2022 at 1:40 pm

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A 38-year-old Hamilton man has been charged after a pair of women were sexually assaulted on a trail behind McMaster University.

Yesterday (Sept 3) at approximately 7:30 p.m., two women were walking on Chegwin Trail when they were approached by an unknown man.

Police say the man engaged in conversation with the women for a short amount of time before he sexually assaulted both of them. The victims managed to fight off the suspect themselves.

The man was located a short time later and arrested thanks to the cooperation between Hamilton Police, McMaster Security Services, and members of the community.

38-year-old Micheal Smith is charged with two counts of sexual assault.

The Hamilton Police Service recognizes the importance of sharing information to protect public safety.

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.

Anyone with information about this investigation are encouraged to contact Detective Katie Walker of the Sexual Assault Unit at 905-546-4846 or the Victims of Crime office at 905-540-5553.

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