York Regional Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault on New Year’s Day involving an 18-year-old girl.
It happened just before 3 a.m. last Friday in Newmarket.
Police say the young woman was coming from the GO bus terminal towards Crossland Gate when she was grabbed, forced to the ground, and sexually assaulted by an unknown suspect along a pathway that runs parallel to Davis Drive. The victim sustained non-life threatening physical injuries.
The suspect (pictured) is described by Police as:
- Approximately 5’9”
- Lean build
- 30 to 50 years
- Wearing a light-grey jacket, a black hoodie with the hood pulled up, a black neck warmer, black boots
Another man interrupted the assault and interacted with the victim, but left the scene before police arrived. Investigators have since spoken with the good Samaritan, but are looking to speak with additional witnesses.
A special tip line has been set up and anyone with information is asked to call the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section at 1-800-668-3641, contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.
Police say they do not believe this incident is linked to other ongoing sexual assault investigations in the Newmarket area.