Youth sexually assaulted at downtown park

Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred yesterday in Halifax.

Police received a report of a sexual assault that occurred at approximately 11:15 a.m. near Peace and Friendship Park at 1170 Hollis Street. A man approached a group of female youths, who were not known to him, and touched one of the youths in a sexual manner. The man then left the area on foot. The youths also left the area and reported the incident to a trusted adult.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 25 to 35-years-old, with a thin build and long brown hair in a ponytail. At the time the suspect was wearing a black and white ballcap, a faded red shirt and cargo pants.

Police are asking anyone with information or video from the area to call 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or using the P3 Tips App.

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