Young Girl Kissed Against Her Will By Older Man In Belle River

Friday November 13th, 2020

Posted at 12:37pm

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Lakeshore OPP are investigating after a young girl was sexually assaulted in public by an older man.

Police were called to Broadway Street in Belle River on Thursday, November 12th and learned that at around 6:00pm, a young girl was riding her bicycle when she was approached by an older man who was walking.

The man stopped the girl and engaged her in conversation.

OPP Constable Jim Root says the man then proceeded to “kiss the girl several times against her will.”

He says the girl pushed past the man and left the area, reporting the incident to her parents.

The suspect was described as a white “elderly man” approximately 50 to 60 years old, approximately five feet four inches tall and slightly hunched over, he had short dark hair, was balding on top, was wearing a dark sweater and dark pants, and had a hearing aid in his right ear.

The OPP Major Crimes Unit is asking anyone who may have witnessed the interaction or who recognizes the description of the suspect to call police immediately at 519-723-2491.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.catchcrooks.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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