The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit (SACA) is investigating the alleged assault, which it says happened near the intersection of Laperrière Avenue and Cavan Street, around 8:30 a.m. on Friday, September 10.
Police say a 15-year-old girl was with a small group of friends when she was approached and sexually assaulted by an unknown man.
The suspect is described as:
- Caucasian, possibly with tanned skin
- Stocky build
- Late 30s to early 40s
- 5' 8" to 5' 10" tall
- Short, curly dark hair
Anyone with information about this incident, or who may have dashcam or security video from the area, is asked to call the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.