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Police release new images/video of sexual assault suspect (6 photos)

The three assaults have been linked by DNA

Waterloo Regional Police have released new photos of a suspect wanted in three sexual assaults.

The pictures and videos were unveiled at a news conference at police headquarters on Wednesday morning.

In the video, the suspect is seen running on Karn Street in Kitchener around 8:15 p.m. on July 6.

He then fled in a grey, four-door, 2016-2018 Honda Civic LX.

The other video shows the same vehicle in a parking lot on Brybeck Crescent, approximately one hour before the most recent assault, which occurred that evening.

A four-year-old girl was approached by a man in the common area of an apartment on Brybeck and assaulted.

Police believe the same suspect is responsible for two other sexual assaults on young girls, all have been linked via DNA.

The other two assaults happened in 2017 and 2013:

  • The evening of October 27, 2017, police say a six-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in an apartment building, located at 318 Patricia Avenue in Kitchener
  • A four-year-old girl was also sexually assaulted inside an apartment building, located at 429 Barrie Place in Waterloo. That happened on October 20, 2013 between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The suspect, who is being urged to turn himself in, is described as a white man, between 5 '10" and six feet tall, with a thin to medium build.

He has blonde or brown hair, with blue or green eyes. 

Anyone who can identify the man is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8191.

Waterloo Regional Police Inspector, Mark Crowell believes they are close to identifying the suspect. 

"We believe we are. Our investigative team has been working tirelessly, around the clock. We've mobilized resources from around the police service. We've been engaging with the community and have had tremendous support." Crowell told a news conference on Wednesday. "Today's announcement is really to hone in on this suspect and this vehicle, in the hopes they will be identified quickly."

Chief Bryan Larkin also addressed the investigation on The Mike Farwell Show on 570 NEWS, saying it's very concerning to know young people have been victimized. 

"I think for all of us it's very emotional and concerning."

Larkin noted they've received hundreds of tips regarding the investigation.

"This investigation has really moved forward significantly, largely based on community information and tips - and of course, the power of science. DNA has been very helpful." 

Blair Adams

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