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'Person of interest' identified in View Royal sexual-assault case: RCMP

In September, a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in a View Royal park, and police say a request for information last week generated numerous tips
West Shore RCMP issued this image last week of a “person of interest” in a sexual assault investigation. VIA WEST SHORE RCMP

West Shore RCMP say they have identified a person of interest in connection with the investigation of a September sexual assault.

Between midnight and 2 a.m. Sept. 6, a female aged 14 to 16 was alone in View Royal Park on Pheasant Lane when a man approached her and sexually assaulted her. She sustained minor injuries.

Last week, police issued a news release describing the person of interest being sought, which generated numerous tips.

Cpl. Nancy Saggar thanked the public and media for their help and said the investigation is continuing.

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