Gjoa Haven RCMP seek suspect in sexual assault

Woman attacked last Sunday evening

Gjoa Haven RCMP are asking for the public’s help to identify a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Sunday, Sept. 13. (File photo)

By Nunatsaq News

Gjoa Haven RCMP are asking for the public’s help identifying a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Sunday, Sept. 13.

At about 11:30 p.m. that evening, Gjoa Haven RCMP received a report of an incident that occurred in an open area of the community, according to a news release issued this afternoon.

The police say that an unknown male suspect approached a woman who was walking alone.

The suspect sexually assaulted the women by grabbing her. The woman was not physically harmed in the incident, and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described in the news release as Inuit, approximately 5 foot, eight inches to five foot, nine inches tall, and was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, pulled over his head, and a black jacket with a white or reflective stripe on the side.

The RCMP ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who has information to contact the police at 867-360-0123 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

You can also text a tip to Crime Stoppers by texting NWTNUTIPS plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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