Five women sexually assaulted in downtown Ottawa
OTTAWA –Local cops are investigating a series of downtown sexual assaults by a male prankster or pervert against five women in the past couple of days.
Two incidents were reported on Saturday on Albert Street between Bronson Avenue and Empress Avenue.
Another three assaults occurred on Sunday at Lisgar Street, Preston Street at Saint Anthony Street, and Loretta Street at Young Street.
All five assaults occurred between 6:00 am and 7:15 am.
A man grabbed the women from behind and fondled them, and in two cases he tried to pull their pants down to their knees.
The suspect in all incidents is described as white, aged about 30, 5’6″ tall, dark short hair, and dark eyes, and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt or jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.