RCMP release sketch of suspect in UBC sexual assaults

by Stephen Petrina on November 5, 2013

CBC News, November 5, 2013– RCMP have released a composite sketch of the suspect in a string of sexual assaults at the University of British Columbia this year.

Sgt. Peter Thiessen says the suspect in question is a Caucasian male, with dark or olive skin, in his late 20s to early 30s. He is slim in build and measures between 5 foot 8 and 6 foot 2.

Thiessen is asking anybody who has information about the suspect to contact the RCMP’s tipline at 778-290-5291 or 1-877-543-4822.

Six sexual assaults have taken place on the UBC campus over the past several months. Police say they were likely committed by the same suspect.

The most recent assault, reported Oct. 27, involved a young woman walking home from Gage Hall on Student Union Boulevard shortly before 1:30 a.m. She noticed a shadow behind her and was grabbed from behind. When she flailed her arms, the suspect ran off, police had said.

The other five reported incidents occurred April 19, May 19, Sept. 28, Oct. 13 and Oct. 19.

View sketch: CBC News