–RCMP media release
Sooke RCMP is releasing a composite sketch of the suspect involved in a stranger assault that occurred on September 29th in the area of Phillips Rd and Sunriver Way.
See the related SPN article: Sooke RCMP looking for witnesses to sexual assault (Published Oct 4, 2019, regarding an alleged Sept 29 sexual assault)
At approximately 2 pm the victim was walking on Sunriver Way when she noticed an unknown male walking behind her. She lost sight of the male and later encountered him on a path by the Sooke River when the male spoke to her. A weapon was then produced and she was sexually assaulted. The victim was able to escape by fighting back and fled the area. The suspect may have been injured.
The suspect is described as dark-tanned Caucasian or ethnic background, approximately 5’10”, dark hair, untidy, short to medium length with a dark full beard. He was wearing a dark hoodie without drawstrings, dark blue jeans, and running shoes
Police are releasing a composite sketch (below) of the suspect in hopes that someone in the community is able to identify him to further the investigation.
Cpl. Chris Manseau
Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
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