Girl grabbed in south end
Ottawa police are investigating a sexual assault in the south end of Ottawa. A 16-year-old female was walking along McCarthy Road near Twyford St. Sept. 3, around 8:10 p.m., when a man came up from behind, grabbed her by the hair and attempted to sexually assault her.
The victim was able to strike the suspect and run away.
The suspect is described as a male with a medium complexion, possibly of Middle Eastern decent, thin build, black scruffy hair, 20-25 years of age, and approximately six-feet tall. He was wearing a Barcelona soccer jersey with a white collar and dark pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police sexual assault and child abuse unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or phone Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.