The incident occurred near Chapel Street at Laurier Avenue between 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Sunday.
The Ottawa Police Service is searching for witnesses to a sexual assault in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood on Sunday night and is advising residents to be “vigilant about their safety.”
The assault occurred in the area of Chapel Street near Laurier Avenue between 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on May 15.
According to police, “the victim was walking in a secluded area when she was assaulted by an unknown man.”
Police described the suspect as a white man in his early 20s of medium build and standing five feet nine inches tall with brown hair, brown eyes and a few days’ growth of facial hair. He was wearing dark clothing and light-coloured running shoes.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the police service’s sexual assault and child abuse unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944.
Anonymous tips can go to Crime Stoppers via toll-free call at 1-800-222-8477 or at online crimestoppers.ca.
Police offered a list of personal safety tips alongside their ask for residents to be vigilant.