Westshore RCMP cruiser
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West Shore RCMP are seeking the public’s help in identifying a sexual assault suspect in an incident that occured in View Royal yesterday.

On Tuesday, September 6th at View Royal Park located at 60 Pheasant Lane a sexual assault was reported to the Westshore RCMP.

A young female, aged between 14 and 16 years-old was alone in the park between midnight and 2 a.m. when she was approached by a male suspect who sexually assaulted her.

Police say the victim sustained injuries but will recover. 

Officers are currently investigating and looking to identify the suspect.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian man in his early 20s. He is about 6 feet tall with a slim build, appeared to be underweight, had facial stubble and possibly dirty blonde hair.

At the time of the incident, he was carrying a blue Gatorade bottle and was wearing a blue zip-up hoodie, dark coloured sweat pants and white shoes.

As of this publication, police have not received  similar reports and believe this to be an isolated crime. 

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. Call CrimeStoppers to remain anonymous. 

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