York Regional Police are asking for the public’s help finding a suspect wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl on a walking trail in Aurora.
Police say they were called to John West Way north of Wellington Street on Monday, June 24, at 11:50 am. The girl was reportedly walking in the trails west of John West Way when she was approached, assaulted, and sexually assaulted by a male suspect. She was taken to hospital for her injuries.
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York police say that the suspect may have been armed with a firearm at the time of the incident.
He is described as a male in his 20s, with light brown skin, a thin build, and wearing a black shirt, black pants, and a red baseball hat.
The area of the incident saw significant police resources attend the scene including the Emergency Response Units and the Canine Units in an effort to locate the suspect. A police presence remains at the scene while the investigation remains ongoing.
Investigators are appealing to nearby business or residences for possible video surveillance, or drivers who may have dash cam footage that would assist police in their search of the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Sexual Assault Section at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online.