Gatineau police are investigating after a woman reported a sexual assault near a bike path by Philemon Wright High School on Wednesday.

Police said the 19-year-old woman was walking her bike towards the bike path behind the school at 2:30 p.m. when she was approached by a man who said he was trying to find his dog.

The woman told police he then sexually touched her. She said she rebuffed his advance and he fled on a black bicycle towards Jumonville Street.

The suspect is believed to be in his 20s and was wearing a black tank top and black shorts.

Police are investigating to see if there any links to a reported June 15 sexual assault on a bike path at Lac Leamy.