Release Date: June 26th, 2020 - 4:34pm
Originator: Detective, Joe Barr, Child Abuse & Sexual Assault (CASA), 905-465-8969
Contact: D/Constable, Andrea Moss, Child Abuse & Sexual Assault (CASA), 905-465-8971
On Friday June 26th 2020, members of the Halton Regional Police Service were contacted after a woman was approached while in the trail system at Duncaster Park. This park is located near Upper Middle Road and Duncaster Drive in the City of Burlington.
At approximately 10:00am, the male suspect approached the victim from behind while her attention was momentarily diverted towards her infant child. The suspect then proceeded to sexually assault the victim before fleeing the area.
The suspect is described as: male, white, 30-35 years old, short brown hair, approximately 5'9" with a medium build. The suspect wore a blue medical mask obscuring his facial features. He also wore a plain black baseball hat, black t-shirt, dark shorts and running shoes. The suspect is believed to have a scar on the back of his right hand.
Police would like to remind the public to be particularly vigilant while walking in secluded areas and report any suspicious incidents to the Police immediately.
Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this or similar incidents to contact the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit – Detective Joe Barr (905) 465-8969 or Detective Constable Andrea Moss (905) 465-8971.
Anyone having dash-cam / surveillance video recording for June 26th between 9:30am to 10:30am in the area of Upper Middle Road/ Duncaster Drive near Duncaster Park is also asked to contact investigators.
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"