For Immediate release:

Hamilton Police Investigate Sexual Assault

The Hamilton Police Service is seeking the assistance of the public with identifying a suspect involved in a sexual offence.

On Friday, June 8th, 2018 at approximately 11:25am, an adult female was walking northbound on Hughson Street towards King William Street in the City of Hamilton.  The suspect was walking southbound towards the victim.  When the two were passing each other, the male reached out with his hand and sexually assaulted the victim.  The victim turned around to confront the male who quickly fled the area on foot.

The suspect is described as, male white, 20-25yrs old, 5’5 feet tall with shaggy ear length blond hair.  He was wearing a red, button up ¾ length sleeved shirt and a jean vest.

The Hamilton Police Service continues to investigate this incident and is asking anyone with information to contact Detective Carolyne Rashford of the Sexual Assault Unit at (905) 546-4614. 

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 or connect at www.sach.ca, or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

 

Media Inquiries:

A/D/Sgt. C. Rashford

Victims of Crime Unit

(905) 546-4614

crashford@hamiltonpolice.on.ca