UPDATE – APD Searching For Sex Assault Suspect On School Grounds – Composite Released

Abbotsford -FEBRUARY 15 UPDATE –  The Abbotsford Police Department Major Crime detectives continue to seek witnesses and investigate the sexual assault which occurred on January 17, 2018.   A composite sketch was recently obtained of the suspect. 

Anyone with information about this incident or the person depicted in the composite sketch is asked to please contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

JANUARY 18 ORIGINAL STORY – APD are looking for witnesses, CCTV and dashcam footage in relation to a sexual assault that occurred on Wednesday evening (January 17, 2018).

Around 6PM, Abbotsford Police responded to a reported sexual assault that occurred on the grounds of John Maclure Elementary School in the 2900 block of Oriole Crescent.

The victim was walking through the school’s playing field when the male suspect approached her from behind and pushed her down.  The victim was able to free herself, and ran southbound across George Ferguson Way to an open business, where she received help.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 30-40s, with a scruffy beard.  He is approximately 5’11” tall, medium build and weighs approximately 175 lbs.   The suspect was wearing dark jeans, a zip up hoodie with the words “Dry Fit” on the back.

At this time, investigators believe that the victim and the suspect do not know each other.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect’s identity is encouraged to contact APD.  In particular, investigators are requesting that anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of George Ferguson way between Oriole Crescent/ Garden Street and Gladwin Road, taken between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm on January 17, 2018, contact us.

Please call 604-859-5225 or #222973 from a mobile phone.  Anonymous information can be submitted to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or report online at solvecrime.ca.

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