Hamilton, Ontario,

Police Investigate Sexual Assault on the Bruce Trail

Hamilton Police are alerting the public after a woman was sexually assaulted on the Bruce Trail.

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, shortly after 4:00 p.m., an adult female was jogging along the Bruce Trail from the Dundurn Stairs when she stopped after hearing the suspect calling out. She was struck with an object and then sexually assaulted.

The female received medical attention at a local hospital and was released.

The suspect is described as follows:

Male, white, 6’0, thin build, short/shaved hair and grey facial hair. He was wearing a red T-shirt and a black baseball cap.

The Hamilton Police Service Victims of Crime Unit continues to investigate and are encouraging any individuals and witnesses with further information to contact Detective John Tselepakis of the Sexual Assault Unit at (905) 540-5545.

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 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 santé communautaire www.cschn.ca