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Police seek suspect after sexual assault at Abbotsford university campus

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 29, 2018 11:18 am 4,709

Abbotsford Police (APD) are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the
suspect of two incidents of sexual touching that occurred at the University of the Fraser
Valley (UFV) within a week from each other.

According to police, the suspect “brushed the genitals” of a male student in a
washroom at UFV. The victim in this incident followed the suspect and was able to take a
photo of him. The incident was reported to UFV security, who issued a warning to
students.

Shortly after a second male student who saw the security warning reported his
genitals were grabbed in a UFV washroom on March 16, 2018. The description of the
suspect matched that of the previous incident.

The suspect is described as a non-white male, in his 20’s, with a goatee. He is
approximately 6’ tall, medium build, brown short, wavy hair, brown eyes, and weighs
approximately 175 lbs. The suspect was wearing a blue UFC hat, light blue
jeans, a blue backpack, and a grey jacket.

“At this time, investigators do not know if this is a UFV student,” said police.

“UFV will continue to work with the APD in this ongoing investigation,” said Dave Pinton, Director of Communications at UFV. “Patrols and security measures in the area where the incidents occurred have been increased.”

UFV remains committed to “providing a safe and secure learning, living, and working environment for students, visitors, faculty, and staff on our campuses,” he added.

Anyone with information about this, other similar incidents, or the suspect’s identity is encouraged to contact APD at 604-859-5225.

Anonymous information can be submitted to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at solvecrime.ca.

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