Abbotsford Police seek witnesses to Friday’s sexual assault

ABBOTSFORD Police Major Crime detectives are seeking help from the public for dashcam footage of an alleged sexual assault in Abbotsford early Friday morning.

Detectives are in the preliminary stages of this investigation and details are limited; however, police said that the sexual assault occurred at approximately 1 a.m. in the area of Peardonville Road and Livingstone Avenue. The female victim was out for a walk when she met the male suspect and they began to engage in conversation. They walked to the northeast area of the Peardonville overpass and a short time later the suspect sexually assaulted the victim.

The suspect is described as a five-foot-eight Indigenous man in his late 20’s to early 40’s with long dark hair pulled behind his ears, small dark eyes, dark thick eyebrows, and a thin moustache. He was wearing a white jacket with a red stripe down the arms, and dark pants, and running shoes. He had a backpack.

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released. The suspect is not known to the victim.

If you have any information about the incident or were in the area of the Peardonville overpass on Friday, April 30, around midnight to 1 a.m., and have dashcam footage, contact the Major Crime Unit at 604-859-5225.