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Teen sexually assaulted at knifepoint in Winnipeg’s North End: police

Winnipeg police are searching for a suspect after a teen was sexually assaulted early Tuesday.
Winnipeg police are searching for a suspect after a teen was sexually assaulted early Tuesday. File / Global News

Police are searching for a suspect after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted at knifepoint in Winnipeg’s North End early Tuesday.

Police say two girls in their mid-teens were confronted by a man armed with a knife near Stella Avenue and McKenzie Street around 4:30 a.m.

They say the man stole the girls’ cellphones before grabbing one of the teens and pulling her through several yards to a nearby open industrial area, where they say she was seriously sexually assaulted.

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The victim was taken to hospital and treated for her injuries. Police say the second teen was unharmed.

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Police are now asking for the public’s help tracking down the suspect.

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They say the man, who is described as between 20 and 30 years old, was wearing shorts to his knees, a fanny pack around his chest, a grey or purple shirt and dark coloured runners at the time of the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators with the sex crimes unit at 204-986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS.

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