Female jogger sexually assaulted during morning run in Brampton

Jun 13 2019, 1:28 pm

Peel Regional Police are in need of public help to find witnesses and locate a suspect wanted for a sexual assault in the area of Professors Lake in Brampton.

According to police, on Wednesday, June 12 at about 9:45 am, a 20-year-old female was jogging around Professors Lake. Upon completing her jog, she ran through a wooded area on an unpaved trail that is in between the parking lot of the recreational center and the paved trail that encompasses the lake.

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She tripped and fell on the unpaved trail, and upon getting up, an unknown man appeared from the wooded area, police said.

The man allegedly grabbed her waist without letting go as she attempted to stop him and kick his legs.

He then allegedly picked the woman up and dragged her into the wooded area, pushing her against a tree. No further action was taken, police say, as the man then fled the area after being interrupted by a witness passing by. The man reportedly fled towards the recreational center.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 20s, 6 feet tall with a medium muscular build.

Any witness or anyone with any information is asked to call investigators with the Special Victims Unit at  (905) 453–2121, ext. 3460. You may also submit information anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or online.