Another attempted sexual assault at UBC, according to RCMP
The RCMP has revealed that another young woman has been targeted by a sexual assailant at UBC.
According to a police statement, a 17-year-old female student managed to escape after being approached from a wooded area in the 2500 block of West Mall.
It occurred just after midnight on October 19, and it's the third attack in three weeks.
The teenager has a bruised eye after she was punched in the face, according to the RCMP.
The attacker is described as a Caucasian, 6'2", with a thin build and short cropped hair. He is in his late 20s to early 30s, was wearing a dark hoodie, and may have an American accent.
"This assault series has become University RCMP Detachment's top priority. We are engaged with many partner law enforcement agencies to attempt to identify and apprehend the person or persons responsible for these attacks," Sgt. Drew Grainger said in the news release. "The RCMP would also like to reinforce the continued strong message for all citizens who walk through the campus at night to exercise every precaution to ensure their own personal safety."