Suspect Sought in Multiple Sexual Assaults in Ranchlands and Dalhousie
The Calgary Police Service (CPS) have issued the following information and warning regarding a recent string of sexual assaults in NW Calgary. It is believed the same man is responsible for at least four sexual assaults that have occurred over the last month in Ranchlands and Dalhousie.
- On November 6th at approximately 11 PM, the victim exited a Calgary Transit bus near the intersection of Ranchlands Boulevard and Ranchero Rise and began walking towards her residence, when an unknown man grabbed her from behind and sexually touched her without consent.
- Later the same night, at approximately 11:45 PM, CPS attended the Dalhousie LRT station where another victim reported that an unknown man sexually touched her without consent while she was walking on a path near the LRT station.
- On November 19th, at approximately 12:45 AM, a third victim was walking eastbound in the 0 to 100 block of Dalton Drive, when an unknown man approached her from behind and sexually touched her without consent.
- Later the same day, at approximately 5:30 AM, CPS once again attended the Dalhousie LRT station where a fourth victim reported that she was waiting for a bus at the LRT bus shelter, when an unknown man approached her from behind and sexually touched her without consent.
Sexual touching without consent is sexual assault. It has a lasting impact on victims and can leave them feeling unsafe and vulnerable in public for many years after the incident.
This is a priority file for the Service. CPS is focused on the offender’s behaviour, and have increased patrols in the area, along with following up on all investigative leads. CPS is also working to release a composite drawing of the suspect based on information gleaned from each victim.
As one of these assaults took place at a Transit bus shelter, I would like to remind citizens to text Transit Watch at 74100 to report anything that makes them feel unsafe while on the system. In situations where citizens feel that their safety is threatened, always call 911.
Every Calgarian should feel safe to walk in their community without the threat of being assaulted. As a community, please remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police. Anyone with information about these incidents, or the identity of the suspect, is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
*November 26th Update: Investigators are still searching for the man wanted and are releasing a composite sketch in hopes of generating new information. Since the release issued on Tuesday, no new victims have come forward and a number of leads have been followed. View the composite sketch here.
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