Police investigating sexual assault in Mill Lake Park

Woman was able to push attacker off balance and run out of park

Police are investigating a sexual assault in Mill Lake Park.

Police are investigating a sexual assault in Mill Lake Park.

Police are investigating after a sexual assault in Mill Lake Park was reported last week.

A news release from police states that on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 10:30 p.m., a 42-year-old woman left her residence and went for a walk.  She was walking south along Bourquin Crescent West when she noticed a man walking behind her in the area of the bus exchange. The man moved ahead of her and entered the Mill Lake boardwalk.

The release says that moments later as she was about to pass another entrance to the boardwalk, the man jumped out and grabbed her from behind while pulling her into the park.  A struggle ensued and the victim was grabbed, groped and struck by the assailant.

The victim was able to push the attacker off balance which allowed her to run out of the park. The suspect did not follow her. The victim reported the incident the following day.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 30 to40 years of age, 5’9” tall wearing dark track pants, white running shoes and a dark hoodie with a circular design on the front.  The man’s face had stubble on it and there appeared to be short dark hair under his hoodie.

The Major Crime Unit of the Abbotsford Police Department is investigating this sexual assault.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225 or text us at 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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