Kingston Police seek public assistance in sexual assault investigation

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The Kingston Police are seeking potential witnesses to an incident which occurred on Bath Road near the end of September.

According to a release from Kingston Police, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, the female teenage victim was walking on Bath Road between Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard and Portsmouth Avenue. Police said that at approximately 2:35 p.m. the victim was standing by the Kingston Transit shelter directly across from Lafleur Park waiting to cross the road.

“While waiting to cross the road, the victim had a brief encounter with an unknown suspect during which the victim was inappropriately touched by the suspect,” Kingston Police stated. “The victim and the suspect both left the area in different directions.”

The suspect was described by police as a Caucasian male, approximately 40 to 50 years of age, 5’10” to 6’0” tall, heavy set and partially balding with some grey hair. At the time of the incident, the suspect was reportedly walking a small black and white dog.

Kingston Police are asking members of the public who may have witnessed this incident or observed the suspect in the area to come forward. Furthermore, police are asking anyone who was in the area between 2:30 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. operating a vehicle equipped with a dash cam to please review their footage.

This incident is currently being investigated as a sexual assault, police said.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Brian Hanwell at 613-549-4660 ext. 6337 or via email at [email protected]. Tips can also be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.

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