LOOK | Police searching for suspect in sexual assault of 9 year old in St. Catharines

Niagara Regional Police are asking the public for help identifying a suspect.

At about 7pm last night officers responded to a call for an alleged sexual assault.

An investigation revealed that an hour and a half earlier a 9 year old girl was approached by an unknown man in the area of Haynes Ave and Church Street.

There was an interaction, and the girl was sexually assaulted.

The male is described as:
- Tanned complexion
- Between 20-30 years of age
- Between 5'2" and 5'5" tall
- Wearing a red hoodie sweatshirt and black athletic pants with a white stripe



Following the offence, the male was also observed fleeing the area wearing a blue sweater.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Child Abuse Unit at (905) 688-4111 Dial option 3, badge #9127