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Police seek witness in sex assault

Police are looking for a witness who may have seen a suspected rapist leave a park on Sunday.

Police are looking for a witness who may have seen a suspected rapist leave a park on Sunday.

A 28-year-old woman was walking through a wooded area in Fairview near?Rosedale Avenue at around 11 a.m. when a man approached her from behind and shoved something into her back that she thought was a weapon. She was taken off the path and into the woods and raped.

The woman couldn’t give a detailed description of the suspect, other than what he was wearing. But police said yesterday that a witness may be able to help.

“Based on our discussions with the victim, a man walking his dog came through the area shortly after the incident occurred,” said Halifax Regional Police spokeswoman Theresa Rath yesterday.

Rath said the man walking his dog might have seen the suspect.

The witness also probably saw the victim sitting on the ground talking on her phone when he passed by with his dog.

 
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