Update: Nanaimo Mounties investigating sex assault of teen girl

Police have released a composite sketch of the suspect alleged to have sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in Rock City area.

Nanaimo RCMP have released a composite sketch of the suspect in a sex assault of a 14 year old girl that occurred Nov. 15 near Tunnah Road and Opal Drive.

Nanaimo RCMP have released a composite sketch of a suspect in hopes the public can help with their investigation into the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl that happened Nov. 15.

Police released the sketch Tuesday.

The incident happened Nov. 15 at about 4:30 p.m. in Nanaimo’s Rock City area near Tunnah Road and Opal Crescent.

According to police, the victim told investigators she was walking by herself when she saw a man approach. As he was about to pass by, he suddenly grabbed the girl, pushed her up against an unknown object and touched her inappropriately.

She shoved the man away repeatedly and was eventually successful in freeing herself so she could run away. She did not see the suspect again, made her way home and told her parents about the incident the following morning.

The suspect is white, in his mid 20s, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 with a muscular build, pale skin with some acne scarring, light-coloured stubble on his chin and over his upper lip and bushy eyebrows. He was wearing a dark hoodie with a white skateboard company logo and khaki pants.

Anyone with information about this crime or the identity of the suspect, please call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com, text 274637 with keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.

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