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Whistler RCMP investigating second attempted sex assault

Anyone with information asked to contact police



The Whistler RCMP is investigating a second sex assault in addition to the first previously reported incident that occurred on Oct. 18 around 2 a.m.

In the first incident, a woman was walking home from the village in the Village Gate/Whistler Way area when she was approached by a male who pulled her into the ditch. Her attacker attempted to remove her pants, but the victim, a 20-year-old from Australia, fought back and managed to escape.

The second incident occurred between 1:40 a.m. and 2 a.m. on the morning of Oct. 19 in Village Square. A female was approached by an intoxicated male, who told the victim to come with him. The male then grabbed her and attempted to pull her away, but only came away with her toque. The victim then escaped and contacted police.

In the first attempted sex assault, the suspect is described as an East Indian male approximately six feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a khaki-coloured jacket, possibly a hoodie and may have some scratches or bruises from when the victim fought back.

In the second attempted assault, the suspect is described as an East Indian male, possibly in his early 40s, wearing a dark leather jacket, slacks, green socks and patent leather loafers with a square toe.

The RCMP is investigating both incidents, and whether the cases are related.

"Since our media release from last week we have become aware of another incident with similar fact patterns that we are investigating," said Sergeant Rob Knaptop of the Whistler RCMP in a press release.

The RCMP wishes to hear from anyone in the community that may have had a similar incident take place, but did not report it to the police. If you have any information, call the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).