Hamilton Police Looking to Identify Suspect in Sexual Assault Investigation

Hamilton Police are seeking the assistance of the public in the identification of a sexual assault suspect, anyone with information is asked to call police.

On Saturday, March 12, 2022, shortly before 1:00 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to a sexual assault in the area of Main Street West and Bay Street South in Hamilton.

The investigation revealed that the victim was sexually assaulted and that the suspect fled the area eastbound on Main Street West from Bay Street South in a dark coloured vehicle.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 45 to 55 years-of-age, grey and dark coloured hair which is reported to be thinning on the top, goatee style facial hair, average build, approximately 5'6" to 5'7".

At the time of the offence he was wearing dark pants, dark New Balance running shoes, and a New Balance zip-up jacket/shirt.

Hamilton Police are looking to identify this suspect and are requesting the assistance of the public at this time.

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Constable Shannon McLean at 905-546-4614 or Detective Sergeant Jennifer Currie at 905-546-4962.

Hamilton Police want all survivors of sexual violence to know that we believe them and we will respect their choice when and how they report an incident.

Hamilton Police would like to encourage anyone who believes that they may have been a victim of sexual violence, to come forward and report the incident to police. There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences, and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence. If you are a survivor of sexual assault, you can report the incident by contacting the Sexual Assault Unit non-emergency line at 905-540-5553, or by filing a report online www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca.

Hamilton Police understand that while sexual assaults often cause long-lasting trauma, survivors may have difficulty speaking about the incidents with friends, family members, or police officers. If someone is not ready to report; however, is seeking support please contact Hamilton Police Victim Services at 905-546-4904.

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

There is no guaranteed way to prevent sexual assault. Sharing the details of these assaults 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.sacha.ca, or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv.