Saturday, February 13, 2016

Nanaimo RCMP Investigate Sexual Assault

The Nanaimo RCMP is investigating the sexual assault of a young teenage female that occurred at approximately 4:40 pm on Friday February 12. The incident took place along the railway tracks, behind the Islamic Cultural Centre, near the intersection of Kennedy and Farquar St.

The female victim told police she was walking along the tracks when a male approached from behind. The suspect male pulled her pants down ran off along the tracks in a southerly direction towards Hecate St. The female was not physically injured during the assault and is being supported by her family. Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services have been contacted and will also be offering support to the young lady.

Similar to Dec. 3 assault in same area

This is the second similar sexual assault in the same area with the first incident taking place on December 3. Given the location and similarity in description of the suspect, investigators believe both occurrences may have been carried out by the same individual. 

The suspect is described as follows:
  • white male, 30's , 5 ft. 10, reddish beard, much like a goatee
  • slim to skinny, possibly 160 pounds
Clothing description:
  • wearing a green knitted toque pulled down to his eye brows
  • tan/brown jeans 
  • grey sweater over a shirt
A composite sketch will be prepared soon and released to the public. If you have any information on this crime or on the incident of December 3, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or submit your TIP online at


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