In the hopes of gaining some ground on a now year-long investigation, the Calgary Police Service has released photos of a suspect believed to be involved in a violent sexual assault from last July.
A release from CPS states that police had been called to the 500 block of 44th Street SE at around 4:45 am on Sunday, July 14, 2019, on reports of a sexual assault.
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After an extensive search, they found a woman suffering from serious injuries. She was taken to hospital, where she would remain for three months before being released, having sustained life-altering injuries as a result of the attack.
“This was an extremely traumatic assault,” said Det. Jeff Anderson of the CPS Sex Crimes Unit in the release.
“The victim fought very hard to survive and our investigators are committed to finding the person responsible and holding them accountable.”
As the violent sexual assault appeared to be random and the victim had had no prior interactions with the suspect, police have decided to release CCTV images of the man in the hopes that the public may be able to recognize him.
He is described in the release as “tall, between 6’ and 6’2″, with a slender build and is believed to be in his teens or early 20s.”
Anyone with information on the assault or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or the CPS Sex Crimes Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8175.
Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or through their website.