Inappropriate Touching of young girls on the rise. Second incident reported in the last ten days.

September 19, 2013

By staff

BURLINGTON, ON.  Earlier this week a 13-year-old Burlington girl was walking home on Palmer Drive near Newlands Crescent when she sensed she was being followed.

While walking, she turned to see a man walking behind her and quickened her pace to create some distance.

 A few moments later her wrist was grabbed and the man spun her around and touched her inappropriately.  The girl fought off the man and ran home.

 The victim did not report the matter to police until earlier today, September 19th.

 The suspect is described as white, older than 20 years of age, wearing a baseball cap, light coloured t-shirt and jeans.  The suspect may have had piercings in his mouth area, known as ‘snake bites’.

This is the second incident of public molestation of young girls in the city in less than a week.

 Police offer the following prevention tips when walking:

 Walk with a purpose

Be alert and attentive of your surroundings at all times

Avoid unlit streets and shortcuts through parks and/or vacant lots

If you suspect you are being followed, cross the street, scream if necessary

IF YOU FEAR FOR YOUR SAFETY, CALL 9-1-1

 Call the police as soon as you can to report the incident; they can move very quickly and be in a neighbourhood in minutes.

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