Calgary, AB,

Police seeking public assistance in two youth sexual assaults

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify a man believed to be responsible for two separate sexual assaults where youths were touched sexually without consent in Fish Creek Park.

At approximately 7 p.m., on Sunday, June 11, 2017, a 16-year-old male was riding his bike on a pathway in Fish Creek Park near the community of Evergreen. He briefly got off of his bike to take a break when an unknown man approached him and began a conversation. The man began asking inappropriate questions and then proceeded to sexually assault the teenager. The victim was able to get back on his bike and ride away to safety.

Two and a half weeks later, on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at approximately 6:50 p.m., a 15-year-old male was riding his bike through Fish Creek Park close to the Marshall Springs exit when he was approached by an unknown man. The man engaged the teenager in a conversation and then proceeded to sexually assault him. The victim was able to push the man away and ride to safety on his bicycle.

Investigators believe that the two incidents are likely connected and are looking for the public’s help to identify the offender. Both assaults occurred in close proximity to each other.

The suspect is described as being Southeast Asian, 25 to 35 years old, 5’7” to 5’10” tall, with a slim build and a haircut that was short on the sides and medium-length on the top. In both cases, the suspect was travelling on a black and blue mountain bike. In the first incident, he was wearing grey shorts, a dark blue shirt, runners and a blue and yellow helmet. In the second incident, he was wearing blue jeans, a short-sleeve blue shirt and black runners. It is also believed the suspect had an accent.

Anyone with information about these incidents or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

Case # 17271191/3818