Seeking to identify the male suspect of a Sexual Assault

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 21, 2016         11:40am  

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (SACA) Section is seeking information from the public in regards to a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning. 

On Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2:30am, a lone female in her 20’s entered an unmarked vehicle which she believed to be a taxi on George Street at ByWard Market Square. The male driver sexually assaulted the female, who had been seated in the front passenger seat, before dropping her off in the Centertown area. 

The suspect is described as being of possible Asian descent, 35-45 years old, with a round face.  The vehicle involved was a silver/grey, 4 door car, without any taxi markings on it.  

SACA investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have information regarding the identity of the male or the vehicle. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944.  Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or downloading the Ottawa Police app. 

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