Sexual assault in University District remains under investigation

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Kingston Police are continuing their investigation into a sexual assault which occurred in the University District on Friday, Jul. 1, 2022. This case remains unsolved, and police are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

The assault took place at approximately 2:40 a.m. in the area of Brock Street and University Avenue. Given that students have returned to their studies, recently increasing the amount of foot traffic in the area, Kingston Police are reminding the public of this ongoing investigation and underscoring the importance that people be aware of their surroundings.

“A 20-year-old female was walking to a residence in the area of Brock Street and University Avenue when she was attacked by an unknown male suspect,” Kingston Police said in a media release, dated Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. “The suspect proceeded to sexually assault the female before she was able to scream out causing the suspect to flee the area on foot. Upon hearing the screams, several bystanders came to the aid of the female. These bystanders who assisted the victim have not been identified and Kingston Police are hopeful this latest release will reach these parties, encouraging them to come forward.”

Kingston Police said the suspect is described as a tanned skin male with dark hair and dark features, approximately 30 years of age, 6 feet tall with an average size build. At the time of the attack, the suspect was believed to be wearing grey cargo pants, a light-coloured t-shirt, and black boots.

Police are appealing to the public for their assistance as they continue their investigation, including speaking with the bystanders who assisted the victim.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Kingston Police at 613-549-4660, ext. 0 and reference occurrence number 22-23200. Those who wish to remain anonymous can make that request upon contact.


The following is a message from Kingston Police:

No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of intimate partner violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:

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