Edmonton police are currently investigating an alarming incident that took place on Tuesday afternoon in southeast Edmonton. The Edmonton Police Service has reported a “stranger sexual assault” that occurred in the area of 34th Avenue and 33rd Street between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The victim, an 11-year-old girl, was walking home with her bicycle in the Fountain Lake neighborhood when she was allegedly pulled into a van by a male suspect and sexually assaulted. Fortunately, the girl was able to escape when she was pushed out of the van before the perpetrator fled the scene.
Authorities are actively seeking information from the public to help identify the suspect. Based on the victim’s account, the suspect is described as a male between the ages of 25 and 35, approximately five feet, ten inches tall, with dark prickly hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, dark grey pants, and white sneakers, possibly Nike. The suspect’s facial hair is described as a sole patch.
The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a white van with rear “barn style” doors and tinted windows. It is suspected that the van may have been parked on the north curb of 43rd Avenue near the community lake. The Edmonton Police Service is urging residents in the Fountain Lake or Larkspur area to review their home and business security camera footage for any potential images of the suspect vehicle between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19.
The safety and well-being of the victim are of utmost importance. The 11-year-old girl is currently receiving support and services at the Zebra Child Protection Centre. The Edmonton Police Service is working diligently to ensure that the perpetrator is identified and brought to justice.
Q: What should residents in the area do to assist in the investigation?
A: Residents in the Fountain Lake or Larkspur area are encouraged to check their home and business security cameras for any possible footage of the suspect’s vehicle between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on September 19.
Q: What should someone do if they have information about the suspect?
A: If anyone has information relating to the incident or the suspect, they are urged to contact the Edmonton Police Service or Crime Stoppers anonymously.
Q: Is there any specific information regarding the suspect or the vehicle that the public should know?
A: The suspect is described as a male between the ages of 25 and 35, approximately five feet, ten inches tall, with dark prickly hair. The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a white van with rear “barn style” doors and tinted windows.