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Sketch of Calgary sex assault suspect released

Calgary police have released a composite sketch of a suspect believed to be involved in a downtown sex assault in the summer.

Around 3 p.m on July 1, 2021, a woman was sitting near the river on the north side of Harvie Passage when she was approached by an unknown man, police said.

According to police, the man had sunscreen with him and applied it to the woman’s arms and thighs without her consent. The woman stood up and left the area.

Police said the suspect is described as white, 5’10” with an average build. He was wearing a tan-coloured baseball hat at the time, black shorts and wasn’t wearing a shirt or shoes.  Police said he had a black mountain bike nearby.

Police said a delay in getting a sketch to the public is due to working closely with the victim to ensure it was as accurate as possible.

The police remind Calgarians that sexual touching without consent is sexual assault.

“It has a lasting impact on the victim and can leave them feeling unsafe and vulnerable in public for many years after the incident,” the police media release read.

Anyone with information is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234.