Abbotsford – Second Sex Assault – Same Suspect – DNA Match

The Major Crime Unit of the Abbotsford Police Department has determined that a second Indecent Act and Sexual Assault incident took place on May 7, 2015 involving the same suspect. On that Thursday at 2:25 pm, a woman was shopping at a store in the 33600 block of Essendene Avenue. Another customer appeared to be shopping in the same aisle as her. When that individual left, the woman observed a wet substance on the floor and on the back of her clothing.

The victim contacted police and evidence was obtained from the store and from the victim’s clothing.

Lab results have determined that the substance found on the clothing of both the May 7, 2015 and November 8, 2014 victims, contains the same suspect’s DNA. Detectives are continuing the investigation and are concerned that there could be other similar but unreported incidents in Abbotsford or elsewhere. They continue to seek identification of the suspect and any information the public might have about these or other related crimes.

Anyone with information should contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Please review the suspect description provided below in our October 16, 2015 News Release.

On Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:25 pm, the Abbotsford Police Department was called to an amusement complex in the 36000 block of North Parallel Road for a reported indecent act. A 24-year-old woman had been playing pinball with some friends in the facility when a man approached her from behind. The man appeared to be touching his genitals and be recording something with a cellular phone. He quickly walked away after being noticed by the victim.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his mid-30s. He is 5’10” and weighs 180 pounds. He has a chubby face with a “5 o’clock shadow” appearance. He wore a light blue baseball cap with white writing, a light blue Canuck’s hoodie and blue jeans.

The Abbotsford Police Department’s Major Crime Unit has been investigating the incident and a forensic examination has been conducted on the victim’s clothing. In addition, they are releasing a still photo of the suspect that was obtained from an on-site security camera (see photo). They are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, to text us at 222973 (abbypd) or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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