Victoria police are warning the public and looking for witnesses following a possible sexual assault in Esquimalt’s Highrock Park last night, involving a teen.
Police responded around 6 p.m. Friday after a teen girl reported that she had been suddenly grabbed and sexually assaulted by a man when she entered the park.
Prior to the incident, officers say she had first been walking up the hill towards Highrock Park through Memorial Park when she noticed a man behind her.
She was eventually approached by the man, who began a conversation with her about fitness.
Police say she was able to get away after the first sexual assault but was chased by the male who grabbed her again and sexually assaulted her a second time.
She was able to get free again and fled.
The teen reported that during the second struggle to free herself, the man exposed himself.
The suspect male is described as a tanned or first nations man in his 30’s, standing 5′ 7″. He is tall with a muscular build and has 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.
Anyone with information is asked to call Victoria police at 250-995-7654 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Victoria police wish to remind all survivors of sexualized violence that “we believe you”.
For more information about their approach to sexualized violence survivors and resources please visit www.vicpd.ca/webelieveyou.