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Police search for white male suspect

Ottawa police are looking for a male suspect who they say sexually assaulted a woman in her early 20s in Sandy Hill on Thursday May 5, at approximately 10 p.m.

According to the police, the suspect pulled the woman into a secluded area on Besserer Street, but fled when a man and woman walking their dog approached the scene.

Police describe the suspect as white, male, aged 2030, about 5’10” in height with a slim build and dark medium-length curly hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a hat, baggy pants and a black sweater.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers, toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or downloading the Ottawa Police app.