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UPDATE: Sexual Assault Suspect sought in St. Catharines

Police believe there is no ongoing threat to public safety.

UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 7TH  

The NRP continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. 

In a statement, police say they don't believe there is an ongoing threat to public safety. 

While the investigation remains active, police don't expect to lay any charges at this time. 

 

ORIGINAL STORY - SEPTEMBER 5TH

Niagara Regional Police are searching for a man after a sexual assault in St. Catharines.

It happened yesterday afternoon near  Malcolmson Eco Park on Lakeshore Rd..

A 17 year old boy was walking his German Shepard northbound on the gravel trail around 1 p.m. when a suspect led him into a wooded area and an alleged sexual assault occurred.

The suspect is described as white, 5 foot 1, 20 to 30 years old, with a muscular build. He has blue eyes, blonde shoulder length hair that was shaved on the sides, and a beard.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have been at Malcolmson Eco Park at the time of the incident to come forward.

They are also looking for any camera footage from nearby homes.

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