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Halifax police investigating after teenage girl sexually assaulted in Dartmouth

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Halifax Regional Police are investigating after a girl was allegedly sexually assaulted late Wednesday morning in a suburban area of Dartmouth.

In a release, police say officers received a report of a sexual assault that happened around 11:45 a.m. on a pathway near Jayden Drive and Elwin Crescent.

“A man approached a 15-year-old girl who was not known to him and touched her in a sexual manner,” the release said. “The girl left the area and reported the incident to a trusted adult.”

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The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s, approximately 5’8″ with a “stocky build,” the release said. At the time, he was wearing a black T-shirt and black track pants.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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