.

Alberni paper carrier sexually assaulted

Port Alberni RCMP are on the hunt for a male suspect who sexually assaulted a 16-year old female paper carrier on Friday afternoon.

Port Alberni RCMP are on the hunt for a male suspect who sexually assaulted a teen female paper carrier on Friday afternoon.

The incident happened shortly after noon. A 16 year-old girl was delivering newspapers to residences in the 4900 block of Josephine Street, when an unknown male on a bicycle approached her from behind, reached out and grabbed her buttocks then cycled away towards River Road.

“Any assault that involves touching part of the body that is considered sexual is sexual assault,” RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.

The girl was both frightened and angered by violation, and she immediately returned home to report the incident to her parents, who then contacted police.

The suspect is described as an aboriginal male between 25-30 years of age with a thin build and medium length black hair. He was wearing a white baseball cap, a white short-sleeved collared shirt, black cargo shorts and sunglasses.

The suspect was riding a black mountain bike described as being in good condition.

Members of the public are advised to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to report all suspicious activity to the police.

Investigators want the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in this random sexual assault.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or can provide details that can further the police investigation, is asked to call the Port Alberni Detachment at 723-2424, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Twitter.com/AlberniNews

Just Posted

Lack of security: why Vancouver Island food production is on the decline

Big Read: agriculture a big, expensive commitment as advocates push to make us more food secure

Port Alberni campground featured in BC Ferries Vacations

China Creek Campground in the Alberni Valley will be highlighted as part… Continue reading

City of Port Alberni puts money into park improvements

Roger Creek, Blair parks receiving upgrades this spring, summer

City of Port Alberni ponders social development

Social planning commission would outlast councils

UPDATED: Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations ready to negotiate for fishing rights

Nations call on federal gov’t to settle fishing rights ‘within the true meaning of reconciliation’

VIDEO: Moose found licking salt off B.C. man’s pickup truck

Tab Baker was in his garage in Prince George when the small moose gave his truck a clean

New spill response bases on hold as pipeline paused

Future of six new bases, 125 jobs, on Vancouver Island in limbo over Kinder Morgan decision

Austin Powers ‘Mini-Me’, Verne Troyer, dies at 49

Facebook page confirmed his death Saturday afternoon

Alberta man dead after snowmobile collision on B.C. mountain

The incident occurred on Boulder Mountain Friday morning

B.C. parents grieving teen’s overdose death say it started with opioid prescription

Elliot Eurchuk, 16, died at his Oak Bay home Friday, after taking street drugs

16 of 20 fastest improving B.C. schools are public: Fraser Institute

Independent elementary schools remain at top of the chart in think tank’s annual report card

UPDATED: 1 person dead after highway crash in Nanoose Bay

Accident happened just before 4 p.m. near Hillview Road

NAFTA: Talks continue through weekend in scramble to get a deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland called negotiations ‘perpetual’

Pulp mill fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into B.C. lake

Mackenzie Pulp Mill pleaded guilty to depositing deleterious substance into water frequented by fish

Most Read