Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

January 13, 2011 16:00 ET

Military Police Investigating Alleged Sexual Assault

CFB PETAWAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 13, 2011) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), the investigative arm of the Canadian Forces Military Police, initiated an investigation into an alleged sexual assault on a walking path at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa that took place in the early morning of January 13, 2011.

An unknown adult male allegedly sexually assaulted a lone adult female. The suspect then fled.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his 20s, with dark hair, wearing a blue hoodie with letters on the front, glasses, and jeans.

The alleged victim sustained minor injuries.

Police are asking that anyone with information about this incident call the CFNIS at 1-888-812-3647.

The CFNIS are collaborating with the Canadian Forces Base Petawawa Military Police and the Ontario Provincial Police in this case.

The Military Police want to remind everyone to practice personal safety at all times, and to report suspicious activity to their local police immediately.

Because this investigation is ongoing, no other details are available at this time.

The CFNIS is an independent Military Police unit with a mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to National Defence property, DND employees, and CF personnel serving in Canada and abroad.

For more information about the CFNIS, please go to
 http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/view-news-afficher-nouvelles-eng.asp?id=2824

For more information about the CFNIS Investigation Process, please go to http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/view-news-afficher-nouvelles-eng.asp?id=2960

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