Unidentified man allegedly committing serial sexual assaults in Repentigny
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly committed crimes of a sexual nature in Repentigny.
The Sûreté du Québec and Repentigny police say the man has been parking his car near bus shelters on Iberville Blvd. since December 2018 to commit sexual assaults. The latest assault took place in early February.
There were five similar events in all, where the man targeted his female victims in the morning, between 6 and 9 a.m.
Police have set up a command post at the site of the attacks and are asking any victims to please come forward.
“It's treated as a serious sexual incident, even though there wasn't any touching or any physical assault. The fact that he would approach his victims, would engage them in explicit conversation and invite them to touch him, it's a sexual assault by definition and it's being treated seriously and investigated accordingly,” said SQ spokesperson Daniel Thibodeau.
Police describe him as about 20 years old, 1.72 metres to 1.80 metres (5'8 "to 5'11") tall, weighing 91 kg (200 lbs), with brown or black hair, brown eyes and tanned skin.
During the events, the man wore a dark coat, a neck warmer, a hood and sunglasses. He speaks French and may have a speech impediment.
He was in a four-door black Acura ILX car, model 2016 to 2018 with mag wheels.
Since several victims in this case have been identified, the SQ has deployed the serial crime investigation division. Various Quebec police services work in partnership, pooling resources to help quickly identify and arrest predators.
Anyone who sees this individual is asked to contact 911. In addition, any information that can help to find this suspect can be told confidentially to the central criminal information section of the Sûreté du Québec at 1 800 659-4264.