West Shore RCMP are investigating after a woman was sexually touched by a stranger near a Langford Lake trail on Monday night.

According to police, a woman was jogging on a trail at Langford Lake at around 7:30 p.m. last night when she was passed by a man on a bicycle on three occasions. The man asked her for the time. The victim told him the time and kept on walking. On the third pass, the suspect slapped her on the buttocks before leaving the area.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • 6’0’’ tall
  • Large build
  • 20-25 years old
  • Wearing worn out green t-shirt
  • Basketball shorts
  • Dark buzz cut hair

The woman was jogging with her dog and was not physically injured as a result of the assault, police said.

We are looking for anyone who may have witnessed this man on the trails at that time, states Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson of the West Shore RCMP. We encourage trail users to be vigilant of their surroundings, to carry a cellphone and to report any incidents right away.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS