Hamilton Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a sexual assault near McMaster University.
Late Thursday night, a woman was walking westbound on Sussex in the area of Emerson Street, when she heard shuffling directly behind her and attempted to run.
An unknown male grabbed her from behind, covering her mouth and sexually assaulted her. She stumbled backwards and fell to the ground, freeing herself from the male and screamed. Two witnesses heard the scream and gave chase as the suspect fled.
He’s described as Asian, 5’6″ to 5″10″, of medium build, late teens to early 20’s with shaggy black hair and black wire-framed glasses.
The Sexual Assault Unit will also be reviewing any previously reported sexual assaults which have occurred in the same area to determine if there are any connections.