NEPEAN — Ottawa Police are chasing down a man alleged to have demanded a 12-year-old girl get in his vehicle last spring.
“The Ottawa Police Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section (SACA) is investigating a suspicious incident involving a 12-year-old girl that occurred in the 1000 block of Merivale Road on Monday, May 6 at approximately 5:22 p.m.,” the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) released in a statement.
Now that the OPS has a photo, they are reaching out to the community in an effort to arrest the suspect.
Last May, a male suspect, in a vehicle, approached the girl while she was walking towards a retail establishment. When she exited the store the male told her to get into his vehicle. The girl immediately fled on foot.
The male is described as a black male in his 30s, with a receding hairline and a blemish on the side of his nose. The male spoke English with a slight accent. The male was driving an older model light grey Toyota Camry or Honda Accord type four-door vehicle. Investigators are concerned there may be similar incidents involving the male and is asking the public to contact them if they have any further information.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222, ext.5760 or by email: email@example.com. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.