Male Arrested in Relation to Trail Sexual Assault

Hamilton Police have arrested a 38-year-old male from Hamilton in relation to a sexual assault that took place on a trail in the area of McMaster University.

On Saturday, September 3, 2022, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a male approached two adult females walking on Chegwin Trail. This male was unknown to the females.

The male spoke with the victims for a brief time before sexually assaulting them both. The victims managed to fight the suspect off and contacted police. 

As a result of cooperation between McMaster Security Services, Hamilton Police and members of the community, the male was located a short time later and arrested. 

Charged:  Micheal Smith, 38 years old from Hamilton

Charges:   Sexual Assault x 2

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with this investigation, you are asked to contact Detective Katie Walker of the Sexual Assault Unit at 905-546-4846 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.