Cops publish video to help nab sexualassault suspect
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.