May 16, 2013 - 11:13 AM
Four Kelowna women have reported being flashed or groped during their walks down the street by a man dressed in drag.
Kelowna RCMP are now seeking help from the public to identify the man.
Two women told police they were approached on Richter Street while another two were approached on Highway 33 in Rutland. The string of incidents dates back to August, 2012. In each, the women say a man dressed in drag approached them while they were out walking and all four say the suspect groped or flashed them before running way.
The suspect is described as:
- 20-30 years of age
- 5'7" to 5'10" tall
- very slender build
- wearing tight fitting, women's clothing and has worn either a long, dark-haired wig or a long, blond-haired wig.
Police would like the public's assistance in identifying this person. While people may not have direct knowledge of the incidents, they may be aware of a friend or family member who dresses in women's clothing and fits the description of the assailant.
Back in December, 2012 a 16-year-old girl was approached on Hollywood Road near Highway 33 by an unknown man who talked with her for a moment before offering his hand in greeting. When she returned the gesture, he pulled her hand down to touch his genitals. The girl ran away and escaped unharmed.
The man in this incident is described as dark skin, possibly Hispanic, 5'5" to 5'7", 180lbs, short black hair, spoke broken English with possible Spanish accent, wearing a black jacket with a white stripe on the back, and wearing keys at the waistline.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Kelowan RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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