Kelowna RCMP Investigate Sexual Assault in Park – Princeton Similkameen Spotlight
Kelowna RCMP are investigating a sexual assault in Millbridge Park, near Springfield Road and Gordon Drive in Kelowna.
Mounted police received a report from a woman walking through the park on Wednesday morning when she was approached from behind and sexually assaulted by an unknown man. The woman was able to defend herself and retaliated against her attacker, then fled the area to safety. The woman suffered no physical injuries.
The suspect was described as a Caucasian male who was five feet 10 inches tall. He is estimated to be around 35 years old with long, black curly hair and a mole under his right eye. He was wearing a black hoodie with “California” in white lettering and a picture of a bear on it, black pants and a red backpack with black and red mesh suspenders. The suspect is also described as smelling strongly of cigarettes.
“The police are asking the public to be aware of this incident and to provide any information that may advance the investigation,” said Const. Solana Paré. “Our investigative teams are working hard to identify and locate the man responsible for this sexual assault and ask anyone who has witnessed anything, or who may recognize his description, to contact the police.”
Investigators are looking for on-board camera video of the Millbridge Park area of Ethel Street to Gordon Drive and Sutherland Avenue to Springfield Road between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29.