CORNER BROOK — Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Const. Scott Mosher had no comment on reports there has been a suspect identified in the reported attack of a 16-year-old girl on a city trail Tuesday afternoon.
He said police are progressing through witness statements and gathering evidence, a process slowed by witnesses who are from outside of Corner Brook.
“It has taken us a little longer than we hoped,” he said. “But, things are progressing well. We are looking forward to a speedy conclusion, but we have to make sure to go through the right processes first.”
The teenage girl reported being attacked while walking alone along the Corner Brook Stream Trail just a short distance from Margaret Bowater Park. The attack was allegedly stopped when the male fled after passersby heard the girl’s cries from a wooded area off the trail.
Witnesses at the scene said the girl received scratches, but was OK physically beyond that. She walked through the park without assistance, but with a police escort to a cruiser following the alleged incident.
The male was described as approximately 30 years old, approximately six feet tall, 180-200 pounds, with very short dark hair.