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Three suspects sought in sexual assault investigation

A teenage girl reported that the incident took place in a wooded area off the northeast corner of Chalmers Crescent in Innisfil
South Simcoe Police station is pictured in this file photo. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

INNISFIL - South Simcoe Police Service is appealing for the public's help in connection with a sexual assault in Innisfil.

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, a teenage girl attended the South Simcoe Police Service North Division to report a sexual assault. The sexual assault took place between 6 and 7 p.m. on May 15, 2018 in a wooded area off the northeast corner of Chalmers Crescent in Innisfil. After the assault, three male suspects fled on foot. The victim returned to her residence.

Police have been conducting a search of the area where the incident occurred.

The three male suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: white, pale skin, 17-18 years, average build, shorter than 5'10, a few moles on his neck, blonde shaved hair, green t-shirt with darker green diagonal stripes (possibly Adidas logo), fake Ray-Ban style sunglasses with a black frame and lime green arms, blue jeans.

Suspect #2: white, very skinny, bony narrow chin, 17 years, taller than 5'10, light brown hair wearing a light grey baseball cap with red clasp (wearing backwards on his head), tight navy blue t-shirt with shiny grey basketball shorts with red stripes on the side. He also wore a thin gold chain around his neck.

Suspect #3: tanned skin, possibly Spanish or East Indian, 18-19 years, very deep voice, dark brown hair with black sunglasses on his head, maroon gold shirt with one button undone, black stud earring in his right ear, had writing on his left hand (unknown what it said), muscular build.

Investigators are urging anyone in the area with surveillance cameras to check video footage and see if it may have captured images that can help identify the suspects. We would also like to hear from anyone with information about this occurrence.

South Simcoe Police Service reminds citizens to:
    •    Always stay alert and aware or what’s going on around you. The more aware you are, the less vulnerable you are.
    •    Whenever possible, travel in pairs Travel in well-lit and populated areas, especially at night, do not take shortcuts through trails.
    •    Carry a cell phone for emergency calls but avoid texting or using your phone while walking.
    •    Avoid wearing headphones while running or walking.
    •    Trust your intuition. If something tells you a person or situation isn’t right, it likely isn’t.  
    •    Report any suspicious vehicles and people to police. We will respond to these calls.
    •    Call police immediately if you are a victim of a crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call the South Simcoe Police Service Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).