Sask. RCMP asking for public help after young girl sexually assaulted in hockey rink dressing room
Mounties are asking for any information the public can provide after a young girl reported being sexually assaulting in a rink dressing room in western Saskatchewan.
On Sunday, RCMP received a report of a sexual assault at the Lashburn Sportsplex, a hockey rink in Lashburn, Sask., a town near the Saskatchewan-Alberta border about 225 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.
A girl younger than 10 told her parents about being sexually assaulted, then the parents called police, RCMP say.
Officers responded immediately, but could not find the suspect, RCMP say.
A "significant police investigation" is underway, police say, and has so far determined that a man sexually assaulted the girl in a dressing room at the rink some time between noon and 1:30 p.m. CST Sunday.
The man is described as in his 40s and clean-shaven with dark hair. He was wearing a black jacket at the time of the assault, police say.
RCMP are seeking any information about the incident, including photos or videos taken in the lobby of the Lashburn Sportsplex, or home security footage that captures the roadway near the arena, during the suspected timeframe.
People can report information, or learn how to submit photos and videos, by calling Maidstone RCMP at 306-893-4800.
Information can also be submitted anonymously to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers online, or by calling 1-800-222-8477.