Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Abbotsford Police seek information about alleged sexual assault

Incident took place Friday, April 30 near Peardonville Road overpass

The Abbotsford Police Department is asking for the public’s help in obtaining more information about an alleged sexual assault last Friday morning (April 30).

Police said Wednesday (May 5) that the assault occurred at around 1 a.m. in the area of Peardonville Road and Livingstone Avenue.

They said the female victim was out for a walk, met the male suspect and they engaged in conversation. They walked to the northeast area of the Peardonville overpass, and a short time later the suspect sexually assaulted the victim, police said,

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released. The suspect is not known to the victim.

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The suspect is described as a five-foot-eight Indigenous man in his late 20s to early 40s with long dark hair pulled behind his ears, small dark eyes, dark thick eyebrows and a thin moustache. He was wearing a white jacket with a red stripe down the arms, and dark pants, running shoes and a backpack.

Major crime detectives are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information or who was in the area of the Peardonville overpass between midnight and 1 a.m. on April 30 and who has dashcam footage is asked to call the major crime unit at 604-859-5225.

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