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Police look to identify Oakville sexual assault suspect

Incident happened Saturday morning in the Sandpiper Road and Fourth Line area

Halton Regional Police today released a description and a series of photos in hopes of identifying the person responsible for a sexual assault incident that occurred in Oakville on Saturday morning.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on May 20, the victim was grabbed from behind while walking in the Sandpiper Road and Fourth Line area, Halton police said in a news release. The victim fell to the ground and the suspect fled the area on foot.

The victim did not suffer any physical injuries.

The suspect is described as:
    •    Male, white, in his late 30s
    •    Wearing bright fluorescent green shorts, a grey top and black running shoes
    •    Approximately 5’8” tall with a heavy build
    •    Crew cut, dark hair

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 8970.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the website.

Sexual assault is any touching of another person without their consent where the touching is of a sexual nature, or where the sexual integrity of the victim is violated.  A sexual assault can range from unwanted touching to sexual assault involving penetration.

There is no statute of limitation when it comes to reporting a sexual assault. This means that no matter how long ago the sexual assault happened, you can still report it to police for investigation.

Victims of violence and/or sexual assault can contact the Halton Regional Police Service Victim Services Unit at 905-825-4777 for support.

A valuable resource for information is also available on the Survivors Voices website