Man sought after second sexual assault of child in Kitchener this week

Police are searching for a suspect after a young boy was sexually assaulted in Kitchener Wednesday evening. The case comes after a four-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in her apartment complex Saturday night.
Police are asking for help identifying this man. Investigators would like to speak with him after a report a young boy was sexually assaulted in Kitchener Wednesday night. (Waterloo Regional Police Service/Google Maps)

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.

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:


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