Hamilton Police look to identify east end sex assault suspect

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Published August 10, 2021 at 3:41 pm

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Hamilton Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person believed to have been involved in a sexual assault in the east end in June.

Police said that on Sunday, June 20, 2021, shortly after 5:30 p.m., a man boarded the Barton Street bus at Ottawa Street and road eastbound to a stop on Woodward.

The man then reportedly walked southbound through the McQuesten Urban Farm Community Garden and approached a woman in the area of Glengrove Avenue.

The man, who is unknown to the woman, is said to have sexually assaulted her by rubbing his groin against her buttocks.

Police describe the suspect as being:

  • 16 – 25 years-of-age
  • Thin build
  • Black hair
  • Back pack
  • Denim shorts
  • Black t-shirt
  • Skateboard with green design
  • Black shoes
  • Blue face mask

Investigators in the case are appealing for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeremy Miller of the Sexual Assault Unit at 905-540-5050 or the Victims of Crime office at 905-540-5553.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online.

“There is no guaranteed way to prevent sexual assault,” police said in the release.

“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.

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