Burns Lake RCMP Investigate Assault Attempt Reported at Radley Beach

John Crawford
08/20/2019

RCMP in Burns Lake are on the lookout for a man, wanted in connection with what's being described as a sexual assault which was reported last week.

Corporal Madonna Saunderson says a 15-year-old was sitting on a bench at Radley Beach at around 11:30 last Thursday night, when she says an unknown man sat next to her and put his hand on her back.

"And when she got up to leave, he tried to stop her -- luckily she was able to run from the area and call pollice -- the RCMP certainly looked for this individual but could not find or locate anyone matching the description. 

"The man's described as heavy-set, between five-foot-five and five-foot-ten, with brown eyes, short dark hair on the sides with longer, shaggier hair on top of his head -- the victim felt that this individual might be a First Nations man, last seen wearing a red checkered plaid sweater, a black shirt, and dark jeans," said Saunderson.

If you have information that can help, contact Burns Lake RCMP or Crime Stoppers. 

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Young girl sexually assaulted in public area

Burns Lake

2019-08-20 08:54 PDT

File # 2019-1871

 

On Thursday August 15th 2019 at 11:30PM Burns Lake RCMP received a report of a sexual assault. The victim, a 15-year-old girl was sitting on a bench in Radley Beach, when an unknown man sat down beside her.

The suspect put his hand on her back and when she got up to leave, the man tried to stop her from leaving. She was able to run from the area and immediately called the police.

Burns Lake front line officers immediately attended the area however could not locate the man.

The man has been described as heavy set, 5’5 to 5’10 tall, brown eyes, short dark hair on the sides with longer shaggier dark hair on the top of his head. The victim felt he may be First Nations. He was seen wearing a red checkered plaid sweater, black shirt, and dark jeans.

This is a priority investigation and we hope the public can provide some assistance in identifying this man, said S/Sgt Saunna Lewis, NCO i/c Burns Lake RCMP.

If you have any information regarding this matter, you are asked to contact the Burns Lake RCMP at 250 692-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477
 

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District

4020 5th Avenue, Prince George B.C. V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
 

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