*Update Sexual Assault*
Halifax Regional Police Integrated Major Crime Section have arrested and charged a 47 year old male in relation to this incident. The male will be appearing in Halifax Provincial Court on Monday June 4th.
The Sexual Assault Investigative Team of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division presently have a 47 year old male in custody for the sexual assault that occurred today in the 6000 block of Cunard St. The investigation is still ongoing.
Police are currently investigating a sexual assault that occurred this afternoon in Halifax.
At approximately 11:50 a.m. police received a report that a man had entered a residence in the 6000 block of Cunard Street and sexually assaulted a woman. The suspect fled the residence and the woman contacted police to report the incident.
The suspect is described as an older man with brown skin, tall, with a slim build, and short gray hair. He was wearing white Nike running shoes and a black baseball cap.
We are in the very early stages of the investigation, which is ongoing.
Sexual assault investigations are very complex. As part of our victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to sexualized violence, we work closely with victims to ensure they’re willing to proceed with a police investigation, which includes giving a statement about the incident. Police must also ensure the victim’s privacy is upheld and well-being is fully considered.
Source: Media Release