For Immediate release:

Hamilton Police Make an Arrest in Sexual Assault on Bruce Trail near Kenilworth Access

On June 16th, 2017 at around 10.30am, an unknown male suspect approached an adult female who was walking alone on the Bruce Trail near the Kenilworth Access in the City of Hamilton. The suspect, armed with a knife, approached the woman and forced her into a quiet area adjacent to the Bruce Trail. The male attempted to sexually assault the woman.   She was able to escape from the male, who then ran from the scene.  The woman reported the offence to the Hamilton Police Service.

Members of the Hamilton Police Service and the Sexual Assault unit commenced an investigation and the accused was arrested on June 26, 2017 and currently remains in custody pending a bail hearing. 

Charged: Shane Stevens, a 28 years old man from Hamilton

Charges:         

  • Sexual Assault with a weapon
  • Breach Probation X2

The Hamilton Police Service Victim of Crime Unit continues to investigate.  Individuals and witnesses with further information are encouraged to contact Det. Jason Leek of the Sexual Assault Unit at 905-546-4614. Investigators ask anyone with information, who wish to remain anonymous, to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

There is no guaranteed way to prevent a sexual assault. Sharing the details of this assault is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts. For confidential support, please call the Sexual Assault Centre's 24-hour support line at 905-525-4162, connect at www.sacha.ca, the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv or the Centre de Sante Communautaire at cschn.ca.

Media Inquiries

A/Det/Sgt. Tammi Ewart

Victims of Crime Unit

905-546-4962

[email protected]