Hamilton Police Seek Assistance in Sexual Assault Investigation

Hamilton Police continue to investigate an incident that occurred earlier this month.

On Friday, June 10, 2022, at approximately 11:15 p.m., a male suspect approached a lone female waiting for the bus within a bus shelter on the east side of Upper James Street just south of Fennell Avenue in the City of Hamilton.

The suspect spoke with the victim for a brief time period before sexually assaulting her by grabbing her and then proceeded to jump on her. The victim managed to fight the suspect off and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect was not known to the female.

Suspect Description:

·         Male, black

·         20-30 years-of-age

·         Short black hair

·         Clean shaven

·         Pink hooded sweatshirt with a logo on the front

·         Work boots

·         Track pants

·         Back pack with a green stripe down the middle and either grey or white sides

Investigators are appealing for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect for this sexual assault. If you know someone matching this description or if you were in the area at the time in question please check your security cameras or dash cam footage.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect or any other information that you believe could assist police with this investigation you are asked to contact Detective Jeremy Miller of the Sexual Assault Unit at 905-540-5050 or the Victims of Crime office at 905-540-5553.

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

There is no guaranteed way to prevent 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 santé communautaire www.cschn.ca.