Port Alberni RCMP want the public's help in identifying this man

Composite sketch of Alberni sex assault suspect released

Alberni RCMP have released a composite sketch of the man suspected in a sexual assault suspect that occurred during the fall fair weekend.

Port Alberni RCMP have released a composite sketch of the man suspected in a sexual assault suspect that occurred during the fall fair weekend.

The victim described the suspect as a Caucasian male in his 20’s with a heavy build who had tan skin and was possibly part aboriginal with tanned skin. He had medium brown curly hair down to his ears- cut in a shape similar to an ‘afro’. He was wearing a white t-shirt when the attack happened.

No suspect has been positively identified since the incident and police are looking at all scenarios including one that the suspect may have only been in town for that weekend, RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.

In the early morning hours of Sept. 9, a 17 year old female from Ahousaht was sexually assaulted at the Hospitality Inn in Port Alberni.

The woman was in town attending the Alberni District Fall Fair and was partying with friends in a ground floor room at the Hospitality Inn. After retiring for the night, the victim awoke to find an unknown man sexually assaulting her.

The man threatened to kill the victim if she screamed during the assault and awakened her roommate, or told anyone afterwards. The victim eventually escaped to the washroom where she quickly texted friends and family who came to her room to retrieve her.

The male assailant had fled the hotel room by the time the victim’s friends arrived. It is suspected that the hotel room door was not properly secured when the victim and her friend went to sleep, and the offender found an easy way into the room.

Anyone with any information about this incident are asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424 or report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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