Mounties Investigating Sexual Assault in Popular PG Park
Prince George, B.C. – Police are looking for a male suspect after a woman reported being sexually assaulted while walking alone in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park early this morning.
RCMP Corporal Craig Douglass says police received the report at around 4:00 a.m. from a female under the age of 18.
He says the RCMP’s Sex Crimes Unit, Forensic Identification Section and Police Service Dog Section were all called in to help investigate.
Police describe the suspect as a First Nations male, 183 cm (6’0”), with a buzz cut, a beard and wearing many rings.
In light of this alleged incident, RCMP are asking the public to take the following precautions:
- Keep your head up, stay alert and be aware of your surroundings
- Take note of people, businesses and other sources of assistance should you need them.
- Avoid a person or situation that does not feel safe
- Avoid using head phones preventing you from hearing your surroundings
- Whenever possible, travel in groups of two or more
- Walk along well-lit, well-traveled roads
- Plan your route and avoid certain areas
- Vary your route so that you don’t become predictable
- Avoid foot paths
- Carry a whistle or noise maker
- If approached or followed, call 9-1-1 immediately
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call police.