(West Shore RCMP)

The wanted suspect in an alleged sexual assault that took place on the Galloping Goose tail in Langford earlier this month has been identified, according to the West Shore RCMP.

The reported incident occurred around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9th near Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road.

A 16-year-old girl reported she was walking on the galloping goose trail when she was approached by a man asking for directions. The man shook her hand and pulled her towards him. He kissed the girl on the neck before she was able to push him away. The suspect thanked the girl and left.

On July 14th, police released a composite sketch of the suspect and received several tips from the public that helped positively identify the man.

Police said they have located the individual and he has been fully cooperative.

Following the investigation, it was determined that criminal charges will not be laid.

“The West Shore RCMP Serious Crimes Unit have conducted a thorough investigation into this complaint. They have located and spoken with the male who has been fully cooperative with police. The investigation has been concluded and investigators have determined that criminal charges will not be forwarded in this incident. We want to thank the public for calling in the tips and helping us with this investigation,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP.

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