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Police seek suspect in sexual assault on Abbotsford bus

Last Updated Oct 14, 2020 at 3:33 pm PDT

Police in Abbotsford are searching for a suspect in a sexual assault on a bus. (Courtesy Abbotsford Police)

Police in Abbotsford released surveillance footage of a suspect in a sexual assault incident

Police say the man followed a 17-year-old on a bus, made 'unwanted sexual advances, 'engaged in unwanted touching'

ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) — Abbotsford Police are trying to identify a suspect in a sexual assault of a 17-year-old on a bus.

According to investigators, the incident happened in Central Abbotsford on Oct. 3 around 6:40 p.m.

“The suspect approached the 17-year-old victim as she was waiting at the Bourquin Crescent Bus Exchange,” reads a release from Abbotsford Police. “The man followed the victim onto bus #9, where he began making unwanted sexual advances and engaged in unwanted touching. The suspect got off the bus after a few stops.”

Investigators released surveillance video of the man.

The suspect is described as a South Asian man between 60 and 70 years old with a white beard. He was wearing a blue surgical mask, light blue turban, dark shoes, and light-coloured, thin-cloth shirt and pants.

Police say if you see something inappropriate or illegal happening, tell your bus driver or call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Abbotsford Police investigators at 604-859-5225, file 2020-39643.