Winnipeg Police Service
On December 17, 2020, a female who works in the sex trade industry was assaulted by an unidentified suspect male.
The suspect and the victim made arrangements to meet at a hotel on Pembina Highway.
Early on during their meeting, the male attempted to identify himself as a police officer. When asked to see his badge, the suspect became confrontational and assaulted the female.
The victim screamed for help, and the suspect fled. A bystander assisted and called 911, the victim did not require medical attention for her injuries.
Detectives in the Counter Exploitation Unit are investigating this incident and another similar incident that came to light during this investigation.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30-35 years old, 5’7” in height, with a heavy build, and wearing a camouflage-print face mask.
Anyone that has been a victim of a similar incident or has information they believe could be relevant is asked to contact the Counter Exploitation Unit at 204-986-3464.