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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Police Look For Man Who Approached A Child In Meaford

Meaford | by Claire McCormack  

Police hope a sketch will help identify a man who asked a 12 year old girl sexual questions.

Grey County OPP are still hoping the public can help identify a suspect in an indecent act that involved a young girl in Meaford over a year ago.  

Police are looking for the man who, back on September 10th 2017, reportedly pulled up in a car alongside a 12 year old girl who was walking on Collingwood Street and began asking her questions that were personal and sexual in nature.

The girl ran home and told someone what happened.

Detective Constable Seth Adair says although more than a year has passed since it happened, the Grey County OPP Crime Unit continues to investigate.

Adair says OPP now have a picture of a suspect car and a forensic sketch of the suspect himself, "Up until this point we have looked into persons of interest but none of them have resulted in a suspect being identified."

He says it's important for parents to talk to their children about strangers though he does note, police haven't been made aware of any other similar incidents in the Grey County area.

"Our biggest hope is to identify a suspect and lay charges, that would be the ultimate goal here," says Adair.

He says they're coming to the final stages of their investigation, "We don't ever like to close an investigation until we've exhausted all avenues."

The car is a small, four door grey or silver Toyota Matrix with a darker interior.

The suspect was described as being white, 50 to 70 years old, heavy set, with brown and grey short hair which laid flat on his head, some grey facial hair on his chin, dark eyebrows and yellowed crooked teeth.

Anyone with information which may assist in identifying the driver and or the vehicle, is asked to contact Grey County OPP Crime Unit, Detective Constable Seth Adair at 519-794-7827.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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