Calgary, AB,

Police search for man wanted on warrants in relation to sexual assault

Earlier this month, we asked for public assistance to identify a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault that occurred at a bus stop in the city’s southwest.

At approximately 1:15 a.m., on Sunday, March 10, 2024, a woman was waiting at a bus stop located on 37 Street S.W., between 26 Avenue and 28 Avenue S.W., when she was approached by an unknown man.

The man, who was armed with a crowbar, demanded the woman follow him behind a nearby business, where the man physically and sexually assaulted the woman. A nearby neighbour heard the victim’s calls for help and interrupted the assault, causing the suspect to flee on foot. The Good Samaritan then called police and the victim was transported to hospital.

Following our investigation, we have now identified the suspect as 47-year-old James Francis PRITCHARD, of Calgary, who is wanted on warrants for sexual assault with a weapon in relation to this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident or who knows the whereabouts of PRITCHARD is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


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