Penticton woman evades sexual assault

RCMP are looking for a man who attempted to sexually assault a Penticton woman early Sunday morning.

Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said a 23-year-old Penticton woman was walking on Industrial Avenue near Atkinson Street around 4 a.m. on Sunday when she met an unknown male.

"The male started up a conversation with her as they both continued to walk west on Industrial Avenue. The male suddenly grabbed the female, spun her around and ripped off her pants and attempted intercourse with her while he held her by the throat," said Dellebuur.

The female fought off her attacker and managed to escape and get to a friends place.

The male is described as Caucasian, late 20s to early 30s, 5'8, medium build, 170 pounds, with a deep voice, nice teeth, clean shaven, short brown hair, looked like he was wearing eye liner and a blue bead piercing on top of his right ear. He was believed to be wearing a navy blue jacket with Adidas written across the chest and stripes on the arms, a white t-shirt, old light blue ripped jeans and runners.

Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact RCMP at 250-492-4300 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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