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Police advising public after violent sexual assault near Dartmouth soccer field

Halifax police warn public after a violent sexual assault happened at a Dartmouth soccer field in September. File Image/Global News

HALIFAX – Police in Halifax are advising the public of a violent sexual assault that happened in September near the soccer field on Micmac Boulevard.

A 27-year-old woman reported that she was jogging at around 8 p.m. on September 18, when a man grabbed her from behind, forced her into a nearby wooded area and violently sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is believed to have fled on a nearby trail after the assault.

He is described as a 25-30 year old white man, more than 6′ tall with short hair and a pierced left ear. He was wearing dark nylon wind pants and a dark top at the time of the assault.

The assault happened on September 18, and was reported on October 31.

In a media release on the assault, police said they must ensure the victim’s privacy is upheld and well-being is fully considered, and that the victim is comfortable with reporting the assault to the public.

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Police also said that sexual assault investigations are very complex and that officers work closely with victims to be sure they want to proceed with an investigation, which involved a statement and description of the suspect.

Police are asking anyone who saw anything out of the ordinary in the area on the night of September 18, or who may have information about the assault, to contact them at 902-490-5333, or to contact www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

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