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Teenage girl sexually assaulted on BC trail

Mounties on Vancouver Island are searching for a man after a 16-year-old girl reported being sexually assaulted on a hiking trail.

The teenager said she was asked for directions by a man on a bicycle while walking along the Galloping Goose trail near Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road in Langford on July 9.

It was about 1 pm, she said.

After giving the man directions, the girl said he shook her hand and pulled her towards him for a hug.

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During the hug he kissed her on the neck, the girl said.

She explained that she then pushed him away, at which point he thanked her and left the area.

The man is described as:

  • Indian, with an Indian accent

  • Between 20 and 30 years old

  • Wearing a dark puffy jacket with dark jeans and a dark T-shirt

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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