Esquimalt, BC – Investigators are both alerting the public and looking for witnesses as we search for a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred in Esquimalt’s Highrock Park last night.
Officers were called after a teen reported that she had been walking through Memorial Park and proceeded up the hill towards Highrock Park around 6:00 p.m. last night when she became aware of a male behind her. This male approached the teen and began a conversation with her about fitness. They entered Highrock Park where he suddenly grabbed the teen and sexually assaulted her. She was able to get away, but was chased by the male, who grabbed her again and sexually assaulted her a second time. She was able to get free a second time, and fled. The teen reported that during the second struggle to free herself, the male exposed himself.
The suspect male is described as a tanned or Aboriginal man in his thirties, standing 5′ 7″ tall with a muscular build, and short brown hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt on his head, a bright red t-shirt with a white logo on the front, black athletic pants and had a black backpack.
If you have any information about this incident but have not yet spoken to investigators please call our non-emergency line at 250-995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
To all survivors of sexualized violence, know that we believe you. For more information about our supportive approach to sexualized violence survivors and resources please visit www.vicpd.ca/webelieveyou.