Avoid walking alone at night; carry a cell phone

RCMP warns Iqaluit women after sexual attack


The Iqaluit RCMP is urging women to be careful after a sexual assault near Inuksuk High School earlier this month.

While "it's only one incident" and there's no cause for panic, Cst. Pauline Melanson said women should avoid walking alone at night and if possible, carry a cell phone.

This warning comes after a brutal sexual assault that took place Sept. 8 behind Inuksuk High School.

A witness chased off the attacker, who was dressed in black, and last seen running down the hill towards the Green Row housing unit. The witness then called the police.

On Sept. 12, RCMP officials said they have received numerous leads from the public.

And in a news release, police said they recovered a pair of brown and black striped sunglasses with green-tinted lenses near the crime scene. They're asking for the help in locating the owner of those sunglasses.

The victim of the assault is still recovering in an Ottawa hospital, said Sgt. Kim Melenchuk. The Iqaluit RCMP sent an officer in Ottawa who met the victim and her family, he added.

"Her condition is not good," he said. "She's still sedated and going under treatment."

Anyone with information about the Sept. 8 assault should contact the Iqaluit RCMP detachment at 979-1111 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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