Sketch released of Thorold sex attacker who called his victim ‘Maggie’

Published October 3, 2022 at 8:41 pm

Police in Niagara have released a sketch of a man wanted for a sex attack in a Thorold Park.

Significantly, police say the man called the victim “Maggie” several times during the attack. The victim is not named Maggie and investigators believe the name may have relevance to the suspect.

The incident took place on September 21 at approximately 5:30 p.m. along a hiking trail in the Mel Swart Lake Gibson Conservation Park in the DeCew Rd. and Abbey Dr. area.

Police say the victim, a woman in her 20s, was taking a break on a park bench when a man sat down and struck up a conversation. Before long, the man was sexually assaulting her.

The attack stopped when an adult woman and her daughter, who were using the trail, happened to walk up, scaring off the suspect.

They assisted the victim to her car and she drove home to call the police. She told the police the man was a stranger to her.

Niagara Regional Police want the adult woman to contact them.

The suspect is described as a white male, tanned, freckles on cheeks, approximately 30 to 40 years old with light brown short hair and a moustache, brown eyes, approximately 5-foot-11, weighing 200 to 220 pounds with a broad muscular build.

He was wearing a charcoal grey hooded sweatshirt with an unknown white logo over the left side chest area, white drawstrings in hood and blue jeans.





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