Waterloo Regional Police Looking to Identify Suspect in Sexual Assault Investigation

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Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate three separate sexual assaults against young girls in Waterloo Region, and are now looking to identify the suspect believed to be responsible. 

Police are releasing images and videos of the suspect running on Karn Street in Kitchener, on July 6, 2019, at approximately 8:15 p.m. The suspect then flees the area in a 2016-2018 Honda Civic LX, four-door, grey in colour. Police are also releasing video surveillance of the same suspect, in the same vehicle, in a parking lot on Brybeck Crescent approximately one hour before the most recent assault on July 6, 2019.

Investigators believe this male is responsible for three sexual assaults that occurred between 2013 and 2019.  

On July 6, 2019, at approximately 8 p.m., a four-year-old girl was playing in the area of 16 Brybeck Crescent in Kitchener when she was approached by a male in the common area of an apartment building and sexually assaulted.

On October 27, 2017, at approximately 7 p.m., a six-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in an apartment building, located at 318 Patricia Avenue in Kitchener.

On October 20, 2013, between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., a four-year-old girl was inside an apartment building, located at 429 Barrie Street in Waterloo, when she was approached by an unknown man and sexually assaulted.

DNA analysis completed by the Centre of Forensic Sciences have linked the three incidents. 

Police are urging anyone who can identify the male to call police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8191.

The victims, who were all under the age of six, were sexually assaulted in stairwells inside apartment buildings. Police believe there may be other victims and encourage anyone with information to come forward.

Parents and caregivers are reminded to be diligent while supervising their children and to immediately call police concerning any suspicious people they see interacting with their children.

Waterloo Regional Police are urging the person responsible for these assaults to come forward by contacting investigators or reporting to any police division.

Anyone with information in connection to these incidents is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8191 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Inquiries

Inspector Mark Crowell

Executive Officer

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8713


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