On January 29, 2023, Maidstone RCMP received a report of a sexual assault at the Lashburn Sportsplex in Lashburn, SK. Investigation determined an adult male sexually assaulted a female child, who is under the age of 10, in a dressing room at the rink sometime between noon and 1:30 p.m. that day. The child reported the sexual assault to her parents, who contacted police.
Officers responded immediately. The adult male suspect was not located and a significant police investigation is active and ongoing at this time.
The suspect is described as a male in his 40s, with dark hair. He was clean-shaven and was wearing a black jacket.
"We want to assure the public that we are dedicating all possible resources to this investigation. Members of the public can help progress this investigation by reporting all information about this incident, and by contacting us if you took any photos or videos in the lobby of the Lashburn Sportsplex between noon and 1:30 p.m. on January 29. We are also interested in any home security footage that captures the roadway in the arena area, from the same timeframe," says Maidstone RCMP Sgt. Jolyne Harrison. "We want parents and guardians to be aware of this incident and the suspect's description, so they can take safety precautions and have conversations with children about it, as they deem appropriate."
To report information or for information on submitting photos/videos, call Maidstone RCMP at 306-893-4800. Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.