Police Investigate Sexual Assault in St. Catharines

May 11, 2013 Updated May 11, 2013 at 10:01 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Police Investigate Sexual Assault in St. Catharines

May 11, 2013 Updated May 11, 2013 at 10:01 AM EDT

ST. CATHARINES, ON (WKBW) - The Niagara Regional Police Service is investigating a sexual assault that occurred along the Twelve Mile Creek at Glendale Avenue, in the city of St. Catharines early Monday morning.

Police say around 2 a.m. a transgender male was walking along the east side of the creek when he was grabbed from behind by an unknown male.

According to police, the suspect put a knife to the victim’s neck and threatened to kill him if he did not comply. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and left the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as male, white, 5’8” tall, thin build with short dark hair.

Anyone with any information is requested to contact the Sexual Assault Unit at 905-688-4111 ext 5131.