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Youth sexually assaulted in park washroom, North Vancouver RCMP warn

Police have released a basic description of the suspect and are asking the public to report any suspicious behaviour noted in the area at the time of the incident
RCMP investigators say a youth was sexually assaulted in the public washrooms at Inter River Park in North Vancouver on Feb. 25, 2024. | Google Earth

North Vancouver RCMP are warning the public after they say a youth was sexually assaulted in an Inter River Park public washroom.

According to police, the incident happened around 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23.

“While the youth was using the urinals, the suspect approached and sexually assaulted them from behind. The victim was able to strike the suspect who then fled the scene,” a release from Const. Mansoor Sahak stated.

Investigators described the suspect as a 30- to 50-year-old man, approximately six feet tall with a medium to large build. At the time, he was wearing a black hoodie and dark pants, the release states.

“Police are taking this incident very seriously, actively investigating all leads and are issuing a public alert for the safety of the community,” Sahak said. “This investigation is being led by our Special Victims Unit and we commend the victim for coming forward to report this incident.”

At the time of the assault, there were several people near the BMX track in the park. Investigators are hoping to speak with anyone who was in the area and saw anything suspicious around that time.

The North Vancouver RCMP non-emergency number is 604-985-1311.

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