Release Date: July 22nd, 2019 - 10:22am
Originator: D/Sergeant, Chris Newcombe, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit, 905 465 8965
Contact: D/Constable, Andrea Moss, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit, 905-465-8971
The Halton Regional Police Service Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit (CASA), is currently investigating a sexual assault that occurred in the evening of Canada Day, July 1, 2019. The female victim left "The COOP" restaurant located on Brant Street, just north of Lakeshore Road in Burlington, and accepted a ride with an unknown male party. The victim was sexually assaulted in the vehicle prior to being dropped off at her residence.
Through investigation, officers have pieced together a timeline of the victim's evening prior to being dropped off at her residence. Officers confirmed the victim was in the parking lot of a Shell gas station located at Walkers Line and Mainway between 11:50pm and 11:55pm on July 1.
Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying this female witness (see attached photos) and a blue four door vehicle (believed to be a Mazda). The witness and vehicle were also at the Shell station at that time.
Investigators have determined that this female witness interacted with the victim and may be able to assist police in the investigation.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit - Detective Sergeant Chris Newcombe at 905-465-8965 or Detective Constable Andrea Moss at 905-465-8971.
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