North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP investigating alleged sexual assaults outside of the Cowichan District Hospital

North Cowichan, BC – The RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect after a reports of sexual assaults outside the Cowichan District Hospital over the preceding several weeks.

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were made aware of these assault on November 17th and immediately began working in partnership with the Island Health on this investigation.

The assaults have allegedly taken place between November 2, 2020 to November 17, 2020 near the grounds of the Cowichan District Hospital.

File Photo - Sexual Assault
File Photo – Sexual Assault

The RCMP are hoping to speak to anyone who has information on these alleged assaults, or who is a victim who has yet to come forward says Cpl Chris Manseau, Divisional Media relations officer for the BC RCMP It has been circulated that there are multiple victims who haven’t yet spoken to police. They may not know that their evidence could be crucial in identifying a suspect.

Uniformed RCMP officers in marked police vehicles will increase their patrols of the property, and should anyone feel unsafe they can speak with one of the members who will offer assistance.

If you have information about these alleged assaults or other similar incidents at Cowichan District Hospital, dial 911 or contact North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

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North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP

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