North Cowichan/Duncan: Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect allegedly responsible for a sexual assault on local trails.
On June 6, 2018, a Duncan woman reported that she was walking along trails near the Trans-Canada Highway between Chaster Road and Boys Road when she was pulled into the woods and sexually assaulted.
The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are in the early stages of the investigation and are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying this possible suspect.
The suspect is described as a:
- Caucasian male mid 30’s
- Short dark brown hair
- Dark brown facial hair in the shape of a goatee
- 5’7 to 5’8 in height
- Approximately 200 lbs in weight
- Athletic average build
At the time of incident, he was described as wearing black cargo shorts, white t-shirt and black sunglasses.
The RCMP remind the public to please follow all safety precautions while out walking including:
- Do not wear your headphones
- Do not walk alone or in dark areas
- Travel in well-lit and populated areas
- Report any suspicious activity to your local police immediately
If you have any further information regarding this incident, please contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at cowichancrimestoppers.com; you can TEXT a tip by typing COWICHAN plus your tip to 274637, or call 1-800-222-8477.
Released by Cst. Pam Bolton
First Nations Policing Liaison Officer
Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP
6060 Canada Avenue, Duncan, BC