Police release sketch of suspect in UBC sex assaults

ubc sex offenderRCMP have released a composite sketch of the suspect in a string of sexual assaults at the University of British Columbia.

Sgt. Peter Thiessen said the suspect in question is a Caucasian male, with dark or olive skin, in his late 20s to early 30s. He is slim in build and is between 5-8″ and 6-2″.

Police is asking anyone with information to contact the RCMP’s tipline at 778-290-5291 or 1-877-543-4822.

Six sexual assaults have taken place on the UBC campus over the past several months. Police said they were likely committed by the same man.

The most recent assault, reported Oct. 27, involved a young woman walking home from Gage Hall on Student Union Boulevard shortly before 1:30 a.m. She noticed a shadow behind her and was grabbed from behind. When she swung her arms, the attacker ran off, police had said.

The other five reported incidents occurred April 19, May 19, Sept. 28, Oct. 13 and Oct. 19.