Suspect sought after sexual assault on Hamilton transit


Published May 2, 2023 at 7:47 pm

Police are trying to identify a suspect they believe was involved in a sexual assault on Hamilton Transit.

A woman got off a Hamilton city bus shortly after 11:30 p.m. on May 1. As she exited at the Mud St. and Paramount Dr. bus stop, a man got up from his seat and followed her out. According to police, the man followed her from the stop to a nearby trail where he sexually assaulted her.

Investigators describe the suspect as Indian, in his 30’s, standing approximately 5-foot-8, with a skinny to medium build. He was wearing a black turban and dark clothing.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity can call Det. Micheal Dunham at 905-546-484, Det. Sgt. Michelle Wiley at 905-540-6375 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

“There is no guaranteed way to prevent a sexual assault. Sharing the details of this assault is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts,” police said.

They added any survivors in need of support can reach out to the Sexual Assault Centre’s 24-hour support line at 905-525-4162, or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre.

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