Saanich police say they are investigating after a 16-year old female was sexually assaulted at the Galey Farms Halloween corn maze.

According to police, the 16-year old female was walking through the maze with her mother when she was touched from behind in an inappropriate manner. The police said the mother and daughter were able to identify a group of 13-year old boys but unable to pinpoint the specific party as the maze was busy at the time of the incident.

Upon arriving on the scene, the Saanich police detained three teenagers, but are still investigating the incident that took place on Friday, Oct. 25.  They are looking for witnesses or other potential victims who may have been approached in a similar manner.

“The Saanich Police take incidents like this seriously, as assaults of this nature directly impact the safety and security of the members of our community,” said Detective Staff Sgt. Chris Horsley in a press release. “The youths were brazen enough to commit this act even though the victim was walking with her mother and investigators hope to identify the party responsible as the investigation continues.”

Any with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Saanich Police at (250) 475-4321.