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Victoria police release sketch of suspect in Memorial Park assault of young girl

A composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with an assault on a pre-teen girl in Memorial Park in Esquimalt on Tuesday morning. - Courtesy of Victoria Police Department
A composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with an assault on a pre-teen girl in Memorial Park in Esquimalt on Tuesday morning.
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The Victoria Police Department has released a composite sketch of a man who grabbed a young girl in Esquimalt's Memorial Park Tuesday morning.

The girl was on her way to school and was walking through the park in the 1200-block of Esquimalt Rd. She was unharmed and fled to school, where she reported the incident. VicPD officers then flooded the area in the search for a suspect.

The suspect is described as:

· White male

· 30-35 years

· Approximate height: five feet, 10 inches

· Dark hair, cut to collar length with some sort of bangs or longer on top

· Facial hair or sideburns to jaw line

· Dark blue or black long-sleeved shirt with sleeves pushed up

· Jeans

· Dark sunglasses

Anyone with information is asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at 250-995-7654. To share tips anonymously please call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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