Hamilton police say six sexual assaults that occurred between mid-October and this past weekend are likely related.
Four of the incidents happened on or near Terrace Drive, which is located between Mohawk Road and Fennell Ave. The suspect in all six is described as a tall white male between 18 and 22 years old, with a thin build. He is estimated to be between 6’ and 6’5” tall and typically wears a dark-coloured, hooded sweat shirt and dark colour pants. In several of the incidents he is described as having a dark backpack.
In most of the incidents, the perpetrator approaches the victims from behind and slaps or grabs the victim's buttocks. Hamilton Police believe there are witnesses in the area of some of the attacks who might have seen the suspect.
Witnesses are being asked to contact Det. Michelle Moore at (905) 540-5545 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
The most recent incident occurred Sunday night in the central Mountain area around Terrace Drive. The male grabbed his victim's thigh and she fought him off.
The first of the six incidents occurred on Oct. 15, in the area of Wembly Street at West 5th at about 10:45 pm. The man ran away.
The next was 8 days later on McElroy at Warren Avenue, when an unknown male suspect approached his victim from behind and slapped her buttocks. The suspect ran away.
A woman walking her dog at around 10 p.m. was the next victim between Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. This attack occurred in the area of Terrace Drive and Southbend Avenue. Again, the attacker ran away.
A second attack on Terrace Drive occurred on Nov. 30, and a third on Dec. 2.
That was the last until the one this weekend.