Two more women have come forward with sex assault allegations police believe are linked to one man on the central Mountain, bringing the total number of assaults in the case up to eight.
The most recent assault happened on Monday around 8:50 p.m. A woman was walking her dog on Terrace Drive near South Bend Road East when a man ran up behind her and grabbed her buttocks, police say. He then ran off and was last seen in the area of Norrie Avenue and Dodson Street.
A similar incident also happened on the evening of Feb. 19, police say, when a woman was walking north on Warren Avenue just south of South Bend Road East. A man ran up behind her and grabbed her buttocks. He was last seen in the same area around Norrie Avenue at Dodson Street.
The sexual assault unit is still investigating, and police believe the incidents are linked to a series of sexual assaults from mid-October to January of last year.
The suspect in the case is described as white, with a thin or medium build, around 5 foot, nine inches tall and 18 to 22 years old. He has been seen wearing a dark jacket and dark pants.
Police say they believe there are witnesses in the area who may have seen the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-540-5543 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
For confidential support for sexual assault victims, call the Sexual Assault Centre's 24-hour support line at 905-525-4162 or visit Sacha.ca.