RCMP looking for suspect after Oliver woman sexually assaulted

An Oliver woman was sexually assaulted in broad daylight on Saturday.

RCMP report that the assaulted occurred around noon in the area of Church Street.

“A 36-year-old female reported that she was walking up Church Street in Oliver and could hear someone walking behind her getting closer. As she approached Okanagan Street, a male touched her buttocks and stated, ‘Let’s go have sex.’” said Cpl. Michael Field.

The woman turned around and pulled out her cell phone, attempting to get a photo of the male. She then followed the male on foot for approximately a block and took a photo of the man.

The suspect is described as East Indian, mid 20s to early 30s, six-foot-one, medium build, with short, clean-cut medium brown hair and the beginnings of a goatee. The man was wearing a white T-shirt, red basketball shorts and flip flop sandals.

“Although it is fortunate that the female victim in this case was not injured, for safety reasons, police do not recommend that victims attempt to pursue their assailants,” said Field.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident or who can identify the suspect are asked to contact the Oliver RCMP detachment at 250-498-3422.


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