Police investigate two sexual assaults at Manitoulin festival
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Monday, August 12, 2019 9:47AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, August 12, 2019 6:30PM EDT
Ontario Provincial Police are investigating two sexual assaults that alleged happened at a popular summer music festival on Manitoulin Island over the weekend.
Just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, OPP and emergency medical services responded to a report of a female with injuries at the Country Fest Fairgrounds in Little Current.
An investigation has revealed that a woman was assaulted by an unknown man as she was walking back to her campsite after attending a music festival. She was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
While police were investigating this incident, they received a second sexual assault complaint at the fairgrounds involving another female.
Police believe the two events are linked and are seeking to identify one suspect described as:
- Thin Build
- Approximately 5' 11" tall
- Approximately 19-years-old
- Dark hair, short on sides and longer on top
The investigations are on-going at this time with the assistance of the Manitoulin OPP Crime Unit. Anyone with information regarding these events is being asked to please contact the police at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at to www.sudburycrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.