Update: Video released of suspect sought following sexual assault in Keswick


Investigators with the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section are releasing video and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect following a sexual assault that took place in the Town of Georgina.

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, shortly after 9 p.m., a 39-year-old female was followed by a male suspect while she was walking on Atherton Crescent. The suspect came up from behind the victim and grabbed her in a sexual manner. The suspect fled on foot and removed his hooded sweatshirt while running from the area.

Investigators are seeking any witnesses that may have seen the suspect in the area prior to or following the incident.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male, white
  • 25 to 30 years
  • Thin build
  • Short, dark-colored hair
  • Wearing baggy black track pants, a black hoodie, a dark-coloured T-shirt, and black shoes with a white stripe possibly Puma

A sexual assault includes any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature. York Regional Police encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault, including historical offences.  There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence.

If someone is not ready to report, however, is seeking support, please contact York Region Victim Services victimservices-york.org , or the Women’s Support Network womenssupportnetwork.ca or. Additional resources and information can also be found on our website http://www.yrp.ca/en/services/resources/sexualassaultsurvivorsguide.pdf

Anyone with information is asked to call the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.