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Mounties Investigating Sexual Assault in Popular PG Park

Monday, June 27, 2016 @ 10:08 PM

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.policecarnew

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.


I heard the drug dealers take possession of the park after dark. That may be just an unfounded rumor since they probably use it all day too.

Before everyone goes nuts I just want to say I am not blaming the victim, but what is an under 18 year old doing out at 4:00 am walking alone?

    I was asking myself the same thing.

    Taking a walk apparently. I had already left home by the time I was 17 and I am pretty sure I was able to go for a walk without permission. Nowhere does it say she was younger that that.

Supposed to be a small city where we can go walk around any time of the day at any age really. Why should we be afraid to go out. Does it really matter if it was a under age teen, really.

I refuse to call the park anything but Ft George Park.

    Congratulations, are you going to put that on your headstone? This story is about a young girl being sexually assaulted in a public place!

I totally agree that anyone of any age and gender should be able to walk anywhere at anytime wearing whatever they want, but the fact of the matter is there is a certain segment of society that prey on young females walking alone especially at night. It does not matter that we think they “should” be able to.

So a comment about the name of the Park a young girl was sexually assaulted becomes one of the most popular? Yeah, that about sums up some of the idiots that visit this site… I do hope the young girl gets some counselling and is not emotional scarred for life because of this very traumatic and violent incident.

People that think you should have no issues wandering around the park at all hours of the night… are you all Trudeau voters by chance? Do you also feel that you should be able to wander behind the soup kitchen at 3am? Are your hugs going to fend off the violent idiots, that prey on people in this town?


    The Park is supposed to be closed to the public after eleven. She was old enough to read and see the signs

In a perfect world, everybody should be able to walk anywhere, anytime they choose!

BUT, and it’s a very big BUT, sadly it is NOT a perfect world!

As much as the Liberal Left and the Justinites choose to ignore this fact, instead focusing on huggy feeling ideologies, it is NOT a perfect world, nor will it ever be!

Sorry folks, but that’s just the way that it is!

Bad things happen to good people all the time. Bad people exist now as they always have and always will.

There is no excuse for the attack on this young lady. There is no excuse for an attack on any person! But attacks will still happen! Sad, but true!

We attempt to educate people about the dangers of drinking and driving, of using drugs, of speeding and failing to wear a seatbelt, and of course of texting and driving. Perhaps some or more emphasis on the dangers of walking alone after dark might help the next person avoid a bad situation such as the one that this young lady found herself a victim of!

You will note that I referred to this young lady as a victim, so let’s be clear that I am not blaming her!

Lets face it; it is not safe for a woman to walk alone in the early hours of the morning in Prince George, perfectly safe in the surrounding small towns like Mackenzie, Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, etc., but not Prince George.

From the comments I am reading on this discussion thread, no need to change it, we just need to accept it. Hmmm… with all these targeted shooting, and now sexual assaults, I wonder if Prince George will once again take its rightful place as being the most dangerous city to live in Canada?

    I do not agree with this statement at all. Do you really think that you are safe in towns the size of Mackenzie? You are mistaken. Idiots are everywhere regardless of the size of the town, city or village. The issue is a justice system that allows these idiots to continue to do this to innocent people without any serious repercussions. Cops can arrest them all they like. Courts slap them on the wrist and send them back on the street to repeat the process.

    Seriously, man, do you honestly think that there are no sexual predators in towns like Mckenzie and Vanderhoof?

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