Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl in View Royal Park early Tuesday.
The attack happened in the park, located at 60 Pheasant Ln. in View Royal, sometime between midnight and 2 a.m., according to West Shore RCMP.
Investigators say they learned the victim, a girl between 14 and 16 years old, was alone in the park when she was approached by an adult man who then sexually assaulted her.
The girl suffered minor physical injuries and will recover, according to police.
RCMP are now asking for public assistance in identifying the suspect, described as a white man in his early 20s who is about six feet tall with an underweight, slim build, facial stubble and possibly dirty blond hair.
He was reportedly wearing a blue zip-up hoodie, dark-coloured sweat pants and white shoes and carrying a blue Gatorade bottle, police say.
The sexual assault appears to be an isolated crime with RCMP receiving no similar reports.
West Shore RCMP are reminding members of the public to be cautious when travelling alone at night.
“It is a good idea to travel in a group, or let a friend or loved one know where you are going to be and what time to expect you home,” said West Shore RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Nancy Saggar.
Anyone who was in the area of View Royal Park at the time of the sexual assault and may have witnessed something is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.