An officer from the Hawkesbury OPP detachment helps conduct traffic during a parade. (Photo: Tara Kirkpatrick)

OPP investigating Rockland sexual assault

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Russell County Rockland Detachment, are investigating a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred off St. Joseph Street in the City of Rockland in the wooded area next to the water tower at approximately 9:30 pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The suspect is described as a white male, English-speaking, approximately 25 years old, from 5’6″ to 5’9″ in height, dark hair and dark eyes. He wore a dark-coloured hoodie over his head and covered his face with a dark-coloured bandanna. He wore dark blue jeans and wore white running shoes with dark stripes.

Police are looking to speak with any person who may have been in the area at the time of this occurrence.

Anyone with information regarding the person responsible for this incident should contact Russell County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

If you have information on this matter and you would like to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime stoppers does not subscribe to Call display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won’t be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text messages and e-mail. For information visit National Capital Crime Stoppers’ website at www.CrimeStoppers.ca ‎More information will be provided as it becomes available.

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. The OPP’s website, www.opp.ca, contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.

Louise Sproule

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