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Police investigating sexual assault of child on transit bus

Police say the girl told an adult about the incident after it happened on May 19 on Halifax Transit bus #60
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A Halifax Transit bus (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

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HALIFAX REGIONAL POLICE
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Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man in relation to a sexual assault that occurred in Dartmouth.

 

On May 19 police received a report of a sexual assault that had occurred earlier in the day on the #60 Halifax Transit bus travelling from Eastern Passage to the Bridge Terminal on Wyse Road in Dartmouth.

 

A man got on the bus, sat down beside a girl who was not known to him and touched her in a sexual manner. The girl exited the bus and told a trusted adult about the incident. The suspect is described as a black man in his 30's, average build, scruffy facial hair, medium-length tight curly black hair. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing grey sweat pants and possibly flip flops.

 

Police are asking anyone with information about the man or the incident is asked to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.

 

Sexual assault investigations are complex. As part of our victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to sexualized violence, we work closely with victims, and in the case of children, their parents or guardians. Police must also ensure the victim’s privacy is upheld and well-being is fully considered.

 

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