Police release sketch of sex assault suspect

Police have released a sketch of the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on a transit bus in Red Deer on Friday afternoon.

A sketch of the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on a transit bus in Red Deer on Friday afternoon

Police have released a sketch of the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on a transit bus in Red Deer on Friday afternoon.

RCMP say the girl and a friend were on public transit when a man sat next to the girl. He made sexually suggestive remarks to the girl while touching himself through his clothing. He then touched the girl in a sexual manner before immediately exiting the bus.

The man exited the bus on 50th Avenue north in the area between 74th and 79th Streets, heading in the direction of the nearby FasGas. =

The girl immediately reported the incident to police.

Red Deer RCMP say the girl was distressed by the incident but was not physically harmed.

The suspect is described as Caucasian man, about 40 years old, with short shaggy-looking brown or reddish brown hair. He was of medium to tall height, clean shaven, with clear complexion. The man appeared shaky or twitchy. He spoke in a deep voice with a slight stutter. He was wearing a brown baseball cap with a curved peak, black sweat pants, and a big long and worn-looking beige overcoat with blue on it.

Anyone who saw a man matching this description near the FasGas in the area of 7905 50th Ave. between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Friday is asked to call RCMP at 403-343-5575, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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