Calgary, AB,

Man charged with sexual assault in WeaselHead Flats park

The Calgary Police Service has charged a man in relation to a sexual assault that took place in WeaselHead Flats park.

At approximately 5:45 p.m., on Friday, May 18, 2018, a woman was walking along the Jack Rabbit trail when she noticed a man on a mountain bike pass by her. Fifteen minutes later the man returned and placed his bike on the ground and then walked towards the woman. The man asked the woman for information about the nearby trails.

The woman was then allegedly hugged from behind by the suspect and was dragged towards the nearby bushes. The man undid his pants down to his knees and started sexually touching the woman.

The woman managed to remove herself from the grasp of the suspect and reached for her dog spray. The suspect saw the dog spray, got on his bike and fled the scene.

A composite sketch of the man was released which led to tips from the public.

Steven Robert MARKIN, 31, of Calgary has been charged with one count of sexual assault.

The Calgary Police Service would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

CASE # 18217497