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Media Release

Release Date: March 20th, 2019 - 9:15am

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

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

Location: Burlington


Sexual Assault Suspect Sought in Burlington

On Saturday March 16th 2019, Detectives with the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit (CASA) commenced an investigation after a 23 year old female reported that she had been sexually assaulted in the area of Lakeshore Rd. and Elizabeth Street in the City of Burlington. 

The victim advised that she met the suspect on the dating app "HINGE" and he identified himself as "Giovanni VINCENTE".  The victim attended a local establishment with the suspect before accepting a ride in his vehicle.  The victim was driven to the above mentioned location at approximately 11:30pm, where she was sexually assaulted.

The suspect is described as male, 26 years, olive complexion, 6'3", 220lbs, short sandy blonde hair with a beard and was wearing a camouflage shirt and jacket.  The suspect was driving a newer model black four door Volkswagen.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or similar incidents to contact the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit - Detective Sergeant Chris Newcombe at 905-465-8965 or Detective Constable Mark Werner at 905-465-8747. 

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​