THUNDER BAY – The Criminal Investigation Branch of the Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday November 1, 2015 near Lakehead University.
An adult female student of Lakehead University had left her campus residence sometime after 2:00 a.m. on November 1, 2015. She came upon a small group of males and females who were drinking off of the bike path which connects Riverside Drive and the University. After a brief social interaction, it is believed that she was sexually assaulted by a male who was part of this group. The victim reported the incident to police later that day.
Police are working with the victim to establish further details of persons who may have been present at the gathering. They are also attempting to establish an exact location of the assault.
Investigators are seeking any information regarding persons who may have been part of the group of individuals who were drinking in vicinity of this recreation trail in the early morning hours of Sunday November 1, 2015. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Thunder Bay Police Service or Crime Stoppers.
Police are asking the public to use consideration and care in making comments or postings on this case on social media.
TBPS state, “While we normally appreciate comments or most opinions, we ask that you read, share and consider the content. If you have information that you feel might help the investigation, then contact police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers.
DON’T post information, opinions or theories regarding a serious investigation such as this. It does not help the victim or our efforts to conduct a proper investigation.”