Suspect in Abbotsford’s Mill Lake Park sexual assault case could be South Asian or white

CRIME Abbotsford (14-12-03) 14-44786

ABBOTSFORD Police in their updated description of the suspect in the Mill Lake Park sexual assault on November 20 say the person could be South Asian or white.
He is believed to be 30-40 years old, 5’9” tall, wearing dark track pants, white running shoes and a dark hoodie with a circular design on the front.  The man’s face had stubble on it and he had dark-coloured hair.

The Major Crime Unit of the Abbotsford Police Department continues to investigate this crime. Anyone with information about the incident or who recognizes the person in the composite sketch is asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225 or text us at 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

On November 20 (Thursday) at 10:30 p.m., a 42-year-old woman left her residence and went for a walk.  She travelled southbound along Bourquin Crescent West when she noticed a man walking behind her in the area of the bus exchange.

The man moved ahead of her and entered the Mill Lake boardwalk.  Moments later as she was about to pass another entrance to the boardwalk, the man jumped out and grabbed her from behind while pulling her into the park.  A struggle ensued and the victim was grabbed, groped and struck by the assailant.

Fortunately the victim was able to push the attacker off balance which allowed her to run out of the park.  The suspect did not follow her.  The victim reported the incident the following day.