UPDATE: VicPD seek sex assault suspect

Victoria police piecing together details of early morning attack

The Victoria Police Department is releasing new details on a sexual assault that occurred early Wednesday morning near the Bay Street Bridge.

Police say the victim, who was attacked near the intersection of Bay and Pleasant streets around 5 a.m., did not know the suspect.

“There is no information at this time to suggest that the suspect and victim knew each other or had any communication prior to the attack, or that the attack is related to the sex trade,” said VicPD Const. Mike Russell.

The suspect is still at large, and is described as a Caucasian man between 30 to 40 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet, with a closely shaved head and grey hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt and black pants.

Police are investigating several persons of interest, but have not yet identified a suspect in the case, Russell said.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the VicPD Detective tip line at 250-995-7444 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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