Sexual Assault Suspect
Wanted on sexual assault.
On July 12 2009, at approximately 3am, a woman in her mid 20s was walking alone and talking on her cell phone on Squirrel Street in Banff, Alberta. She was approached from behind by a male who tapped her on the shoulder. The male smashed her cell phone and suddenly threw her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. She screamed and fought back, scratching at the mans face and gouging his eyes. He punched her four times in the face and head before running away.
The victim had no prior contact with this male before he grabbed her. The victim was treated in hospital for minor physical injuries.
A sketch-artist drew two composite sketches of the suspect with the assistance of the victim and a witness who saw a man running away from the scene.
Banff Royal Canadian Mounted Police is requesting the public's assistance in identifying an individual who may resemble the composite sketches, particularly if that individual is known to have been in or near Banff previously. Any other information from the public about this crime that has not yet been reported would also be welcome.
Working in conjunction with Banff RCMP (403-762-2226).
- Sex: Male
- Height: 5 ft 7 in / 170 cm
- Age: 23 to 28 years old
- Height: approximately 5' 7" / 170 cm
- Hair: short crew-cut style with receding hairline
- Build: stocky to dumpy
- Possible facial injuries because the victim managed to poke her attacker in the eyes and scratch his face during the struggle.