Po­lice look­ing for man who as­saulted sex worker

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

Hamil­ton po­lice are look­ing for a sus­pect who al­legedly as­saulted a sex trade worker Sun­day.

Po­lice say a man ap­proached a woman stand­ing alone on Bar­ton Street near Birch Av­enue while work­ing in the sex trade around 9:30 p.m.

When the two walked to a se­cluded area a few blocks away, the woman was phys­i­cally at­tacked and sex­u­ally as­saulted by the man, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

“The Hamil­ton Po­lice Ser­vice be­lieves it’s im­por­tant to let the com­mu­nity know about this in­ci­dent should the sus­pect be in­ten­tion­ally tar­get­ing in­di­vid­u­als work­ing within the sex trade,” po­lice said in a me­dia re­lease.

Po­lice de­scribed the man as in his late 20s or early 30s with a “dark com­plex­ion.”

He is said to be be­tween five-foot-six and five-foot-seven with a heavy build, short black hair and black scruffy fa­cial hair.

The man was wear­ing a grey or black hooded sweat­shirt and a black base­ball cap.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Det. Can­dace Culp of the sex­ual as­sault unit at 905-540-5545 or, to re­main anony­mous, call Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-2228477.

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