RCMP investigate alleged assault against 11-year-old girl

Kelowna, West Kelowna

2017-10-11 12:25 PDT

File # 2017-60748

Police are looking to further their investigation into an alleged assault against a girl which took place during the afternoon hours of Friday October 6th in West Kelowna.

On October 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm, RCMP received a report of an assault which allegedly took place approximately 15 minutes prior, in the 3600 block of Brown Road in West Kelowna. Two female youths, ages 10 and 11, were riding their bicycles along the sidewalk, when they approached an unknown male wearing headphones, attempting to pass him from behind.

The male, who appeared startled, allegedly grabbed hold of an accessory attached to the 11-year-olds bicycle, causing her to dismount her bike. He then allegedly proceeded to grab a hold of the young girl’s wrist, who yelled at man to stop. She apparently fell against a light standard after the man pushed her away, releasing his grip on her wrist.

The suspect, who did not have any verbal exchange with the youths, reportedly continued to walk southbound along Brown Road.

The unknown male suspect has been described to police as a Caucasian male, in his 20’s, with reddish brown curly hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing a grey trench coat, jeans, brown boots and large yellow coloured head phones.

The young girl was not physically injured as a result of the incident, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the Kelowna RCMP. However we would like to talk to the man involved in this incident, or anyone who may have witnessed it, or who has further information.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Leshia Clark of the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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