Cops pub­lish video to help nab sex­u­alas­sault sus­pect

Metro Canada (Ottawa) - - News -

Ot­tawa po­lice have re­leased a YouTube video con­tain­ing sur­veil­lance footage of events pre­ced­ing and fol­low­ing an al­leged sex­ual as­sault that hap­pened in March, and they are ask­ing the pub­lic to help iden­tify the sus­pect.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at the Green­bank Tow­ers at 2600 Draper Ave., near the in­ter­sec­tion of Base­line and Green­bank roads, at ap­prox­i­mately 5 a.m. Po­lice were no­ti­fied in Novem­ber and opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Po­lice say a man fol­lowed a woman into an el­e­va­tor, pro­ceeded to ex­pose him­self once in­side and then sex­u­ally as­saulted her. Once the el­e­va­tor doors opened, the woman es­caped and ran to­ward an apart­ment.

The sus­pect is de­scribed by po­lice as a man of “Mid­dle-Eastern de­scent” in his 20s with a slim build, curly short black hair, dark eyes and a beard. He was wear­ing dark jog­ging pants, a dark sweater and a base­ball hat and smelled of al­co­hol, po­lice say.

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