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Media Release

Release Date: August 8th, 2018 - 9:25am

Originator: D/Sergeant Chris Newcombe, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit, 905-465-8965

Contact: D/Sergeant Chris Newcombe, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit, 905-465-8965

Location: Burlington


Halton Police Seeks Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Sexual Assault Investigation

The Halton Regional Police Service is investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Claridge Road, in the City of Burlington. On July 27th 2018 at approximately 7:00 PM, the male suspect attended the adult female victim's apartment complex and made contact with her.  The two parties had spoken on one occasion prior to the incident, so the male was invited into the victim's residence, at which point she was sexually assaulted.

Suspect description:

Male, white
Age, in his early 70's
6'0", stocky build
Grey hair
Wearing a purple shirt and shorts

The male initially introduced himself as "Bernie", and then stated that his name was actually "Martin".  He stated that that he lived in the area.

If you know this male, have seen him before or in the area, or have information regarding this incident, you are asked to contact the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit; Detective Sergeant Chris Newcombe at 905-465-8965 or Detective Constable Mark Werner at 905-465-8947.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.