Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on July 17th in Dartmouth.

Halifax Regional Police were called to a Leaman Drive address in Dartmouth in response to a sexual assault complaint.  Police spoke to a 22 year-old female victim this evening and learned that sometime shortly after 4:00am on July17th, a man driving a taxi in the area of Salter Street picked her up in a van with a roof light.


As the male driver was dropping her off outside of her destination he proceeded to touch the victim in a sexual manner without her consent, on the outside of her clothes.    


The suspect is described as a soft spoken Middle Eastern man, approximately 5’8” with a thin build, black hair, a scruffy beard and a big nose.


Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.


Source: Media Release

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