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Comox Valley RCMP are seeking witnesses following a sexual assault that took place in Courtenay on Sunday. 

The victim reported she walked past a man sitting on some stairs while walking along the 1300-block of Cliffe Avenue at approximately 10:15 p.m.

She told investigators that after she passed, the man got up and grabbed her from behind, touched her inappropriately and tried to drag her into some bushes.

The suspect is described as a middle-aged man with a pot belly and scruff on his face. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black hat and khaki shorts with pockets. 

“We are seeking assistance from the public to locate witnesses who may have observed someone matching the description of the suspect, before or after the assault,” said Constable Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP.

 “Additionally, we are asking anyone who was driving through the area around the time this occurred to check their dashcam footage for images of the suspect.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321. 

If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online here.

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