Composite sketch released to help identify suspect in attempted sexual assault

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Composite sketch released to help identify suspect in attempted sexual assault

The Edmonton Police Service is releasing a composite sketch to help identify a suspect in an alleged attempted sexual assault that occurred in Mill Creek Ravine earlier this week.

On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, police responded to a call of an attempted sexual assault at approximately 5 p.m. in Mill Creek Ravine, near 76 Avenue and 95 Street. It is reported that a 26-year-old female was walking in the river valley when she was allegedly approached from behind by a male, grabbed and forced into the treeline.

It is reported the male suspect was holding a knife and attempted to sexually assault the woman. She screamed for help and an individual in the area approached to offer assistance. Police believe the suspect then fled northbound into the ravine.

The suspect is described as a Black male in his mid to late 20s, approximately 5’10”, with a thin build, a goatee and short hair. He was wearing a light-coloured, long sleeve shirt and may have been wearing glasses.

The EPS Sexual Assault Section continues to investigate.

Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online atwww.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

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