Police investigating a stranger sexual assault in Prince George, B.C.

Prince George, BC – In an update to our media release from April 20, 2022, Prince George RCMP is advising the public that the person of interest in the sex assault investigation from March 29, 2022, turned himself in to the Prince George RCMP Detachment today.

“We thank the media and public for their assistance in spreading the information on our person of interest. Investigators arrested the suspect this morning and he will remain in-custody until he can attend court. The man is cooperating fully with our police investigation,” states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Prince George Sexual Assault
Prince George Sexual Assault

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

File # 2022-10162

Prince George RCMP

BACKGROUND

Prince George, BC – Prince George RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted on the weekend.

Just after noon on Sunday, March 27, 2022, Prince George RCMP received a report of a sexual assault that occurred at a housing complex on the 2600 block of Recplace Drive earlier that morning.

Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault

The victim was holding an Open House at the location and was showing the unit to the male suspect. The woman reports the man came up behind her and touched her back before groping her. When the woman yelled out the man left the area on foot.

The suspect is described as:

Indigenous male

Between 35-45 years old

Approximately 5’10

Medium build

At the time of the incident he was wearing transitions glasses, a dark blue hoody, baseball cap and light blue jeans with rips in the knees

The victim did not receive any physical injuries in the incident.

Police are conducting an extensive video canvass in the area. There have been no further reports of any similar incidents.

“The sexual assault happened in the middle of the day in a busy area of town. We want the public to be aware this happened and to remain vigilante when dealing with strangers on a one-on-one basis. Additionally, we are looking to speak with anyone who has video surveillance or dash cam footage capturing the suspect leaving the location around 11:15 a.m.,” states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. “If you have any information to assist with this investigation, we encourage you to call the Prince George non-emergency line at 250-561-3300. Please quote file number 2022-10162.”

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Consider registering your home or business surveillance system with the City of Prince George’s CCTV registry. For more information, visit the City of Prince George website at www.princegeorge.ca/cctv (English only).

File # 2022-10162

Prince George RCMP

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