Jogger sexually assaulted along Trans Canada Trail in Peterborough, police say

Police in Peterborough are looking for a suspect after a jogger reported being sexually assaulted on Friday afternoon.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, a 26-year-old woman was jogging westbound on the Trans Canada Trail from Jacksons Park toward Ackison Road in the city’s west end when she saw an elderly man standing on the trail ahead of her.

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Police say the victim initially ran by the man. However, she said as she passed him by, she thought he required assistance and approached him. The man then sexually assaulted her and then fled the area, police say.

No other details were provided by police.

Police described the suspect is a man 70 to 80 years old with tan skin. He was wearing a red polo shirt with white and blue stripes, a dark baseball cap and pants, and was carrying a black cane.

Anyone with information can contact Det. Const. Brian Urquhart at 705-876-1122 x 293, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or (705) 745-9000 or online at stopcrimehere.ca.

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