Man sought af­ter re­port of sex­ual as­sault

The Daily Courier - - KELOWNA - By Daily Courier Staff

Po­lice are search­ing for a sus­pect af­ter a Kelowna woman re­ported be­ing sex­u­ally as­saulted in a pub­lic area Sun­day evening.

The woman was stand­ing near the in­ter­sec­tion of Kiniski Road and Creek­side Road near Mis­sion Creek Re­gional Park at 7:45 p.m. when she heard rustling in the bushes.

She told RCMP that a few min­utes later she was grabbed from be­hind and sex­u­ally as­saulted, said Cpl. Ta­nia Car­roll.

When the woman strug­gled and screamed, the male sus­pect ran off to­ward Springfield Road.

The woman did not suf­fer any in­juries re­quir­ing med­i­cal at­ten­tion, and she waited un­til the fol­low­ing morn­ing to re­port the in­ci­dent to po­lice.

The sus­pect is de­scribed as a man of medium height and build with light­coloured, buzz-cut-style hair and light tanned skin.

He wore a plaid pas­tel T-shirt and beige khaki shorts.

“This would be a trau­ma­tiz­ing event for any­one, and the Kelowna RCMP needs to know if there are any oth­ers who have come in con­tact with this same per­son,” said Car­roll. “If this has hap­pened to you, it’s very im­por­tant to con­tact the RCMP as soon as it is safe to do so.”

In­ves­ti­ga­tors have con­ducted ex­ten­sive pa­trols in the area to gather in­for­ma­tion, she said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent, or any­one who wit­nessed any­one in the area, is asked to call RCMP at 250762-3300 or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477.

“The Kelowna RCMP wants to re­mind the pub­lic to stay in well-lit ar­eas, to be aware of your sur­round­ings and to trust your in­stincts,” said Car­roll.

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