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RCMP release sketch, new details in daytime sex attack on North Vancouver teen
Police have released new details and a suspect sketch of the man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in her North Vancouver home in a brazen daytime attack.
The assault happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. on June 28, when the teenager returned home alone to her 4000 block of Capilano Road after picking up her report card from school.
It was then that police say a Caucasian man, approximately 45 years old, standing six feet tall with a heavy build and wearing blue jeans, a short-sleeved blue polo shirt and gel in his short brown hair, knocked on the door and told the girl her parents had hired him to do yard work at the home.
"He knew the girl's first name and convinced her to let him in the house where he sexually assaulted her," said Lower Mainland District RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Holly Marks at a press conference in North Vancouver on Thursday.
The man then left the house on foot and the police were called once the girl's father returned home a short time later.
Police say the suspect is not known to the victim nor the family.
"This has been a traumatic event for our family and we want to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else," said the victim's father in a release to the media.
Cpl. Gord Reid of the North Van Mounties said investigators are exploring the possibility that the assailant stalked his victim or other potential victims in the area, and are asking the public to come forward with any details they may have about the suspect.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Cpl. Reid of the North Van RCMP serious crimes unit at 604-969-7515 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).