Hamilton, Ontario ,

Sexual Assault Occurred in the Area of King West & Sterling

Hamilton Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred in the area of King Street West and Sterling Street.

On August 3, 2018, at approximately 5:45 a.m., a 21-year-old female awoke to an unknown person in her room. The suspect gained entry through a second story window where the suspect proceeded to sexually assault the victim. The suspect fled when the victim screamed for assistance.

The victim could not obtain much of a description of the suspect and only recalled seeing the person wearing a dark or black hoodie over their head.

The Hamilton Police Service Victims of Crime Unit continues to investigate and individuals and witnesses with further information are encouraged 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