Teen walking her dog groped by man in Milton, Ontario

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Published June 1, 2024 at 3:36 pm

Halton Regional Police are on the hunt for a suspect who reportedly groped a young teen in Milton yesterday.

Police say the suspect was walking near Child’s Drive and Ledwith Drive shortly after 3:30 p.m. when he approached a 15-year-old girl who was walking her dog.

According to investigators, the suspect briefly spoke with the teen before grabbing and forcefully kissing her multiple times on the cheek without consent.

Fortunately, the victim didn’t suffer any physical injuries.

Officials describe the suspect as being between 70 and 80 years old. He has tanned skin and is unshaven. He has short, spikey grey/silver hair and bushy grey eyebrows, with a mole on his left cheek. He was wearing a blue button-up shirt and shorts. He also walks with a noticeable limp and speaks with an Italian accent.

Police have not specified if the suspect and victim were known to each other.

Authorities are reminding residents that sexual assault refers to any touching of a person without their consent, where the touching is sexual or where the sexual integrity of the victim is violated.

In addition, this type of physical contact can range from unwanted touching to sexual assault involving penetration.

Halton Police also note that there is no statute of limitation when it comes to reporting a sexual assault. This means that no matter how long ago the sexual assault happened, you can still report it to the police for investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the HRPS Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 8970.

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