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Thompson RCMP release sketch of Sept. 13 sexual assault suspect

16-year-old was assaulted on a trail in Deerwood area around 9:30 p.m. Sept. 13
Thompson RCMP Sept 13 2021 sexual assault suspect sketch
On Sept. 17, Thompson RCMP released this sketch of the suspect in a sexual assault that took place in the Deerwood area Sept. 13.

Thompson RCMP have released a sketch of the suspect in a sexual assault that took place Sept. 13.

The likeness was produced with the help of the Winnipeg Police Service forensic artist.

The suspect is described as Indigenous in appearance and approximately 5'8” tall and average weight with thin eyebrows, a crooked nose and a short beard. He was wearing a black Nike sweater, black pants, black Air Force 1 sneakers, a black tuque and a black medical mask around his neck.

The sexual assault of a 16-year-old female took place on a trail from Lynx Crescent into Deerwood Park around 9:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and was reported to Thompson RCMP shortly before 10 a.m Sept. 14. The victim, who was grabbed by an unknown male and sexually assaulted, was transported to hospital in Winnipeg for treatment of her injuries.

Anyone with information can call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.mantoobacrimestoppers.com.

RCMP have not had any other reports of sexual assaults in the area but caution the public to avoid walking on trails alone, to walk without headphones to maintain awareness of the surroundings and, if confronted, to be loud and yell for help.