Man sought after second sexual assault of child in Kitchener this week
Two children have been sexually assaulted in separate incidents in Kitchener this week, and investigators have now released a photo of a person they want to speak to.
Police say the second assault happened on Wednesday at 8 p.m. A young boy was on the sidewalk in the area of Westmount Road between Victoria Street and Highland Road when police say he was "inappropriately touched by an unknown male."
The suspect is described as being male, between the ages of 25 to 30, with a medium build and black hair. He was wearing jeans, a grey tank top and a red-white shirt or scarf.
Looking to identify this male in connection to a report of a sexual assault near Westmount Rd & Victoria St. A young child was inappropriately touched while walking. Pls call police with info at 519-570-9777 ext. 8347 or <a href="https://twitter.com/WaterlooCrime?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WaterlooCrime</a>. Details: <a href="https://t.co/zd6hiUBa7P">https://t.co/zd6hiUBa7P</a> <a href="https://t.co/lIyGOqb7YN">pic.twitter.com/lIyGOqb7YN</a>—@WRPSToday
Second sexual assault this week
The sexual assaulted happened after a four-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the Brybeck Crescent neighbourhood on Saturday.
Police said the girl was playing in the common area of an apartment building around 8 p.m. when she was approached by a man and sexually assaulted.
She was taken to hospital and released.
The suspect in that case is described as a male, between five-foot-ten-inches tall and six feet tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a white baseball hat and grey striped T-shirt.
The two locations are approximately one kilometre apart. Waterloo Regional Police Service Const. Ashley Dietrich said there doesn't appear to be a link between the two cases.
Police are asking anyone who may have dash cam footage from the area of Belmont Avenue and Karn Street in Kitchener between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on July 6 to contact them.
Police released a video in relation to the sexual assault on Saturday:
Continuing to investigate a report of sexual assault that occurred on Brybeck Crescent in Kitchener. Looking to speak to the individual seen in this video to determine if he can provide further information. Call police or <a href="https://twitter.com/WaterlooCrime?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WaterlooCrime</a> with information.<a href="https://t.co/UPOZ7AllUG">https://t.co/UPOZ7AllUG</a> <a href="https://t.co/AyjOVbuF3x">pic.twitter.com/AyjOVbuF3x</a>—@WRPSToday