Police trying to identify downtown sex assault suspect
We are investigating a sexual assault that happened in downtown Calgary and are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect.
At approximately 6 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, a group of individuals were standing at the LRT station located at 3 Street S.W., when an unknown male approached the group and started shouting obscenities. It is believed that the man then advanced towards a female in the group, sexually assaulted her and walked away.
The suspect is described as approximately 5’9” tall, between 25 and 30 years old, with a heavy build and a goatee. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a black t-shirt with a white logo on the front and back, jeans, and black converse shoes with white soles.
Anyone with information about this incident, or the identity of the suspect, is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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We take these incidents very seriously and encourage anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault to contact us, no matter when the incident occurred. There are no time restrictions in Canada on how long police have to lay charges after a criminal offence occurs.
Victims of sexual assault who are seeking medical treatment without police involvement can access support through the Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team. This is a partnership program between Alberta Health Services and the CPS to help preserve evidence before involving police.
People can access medical care up to four days after a sexual assault occurs and will receive confidential care and counselling support. Medical staff will collect and preserve key physical evidence from victims which is then stored for up to one year and only provided to police if and when the victim decides to report the assault.
Anyone wishing to report a sexual assault is asked to call our non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or 9-1-1 if someone is in immediate danger.