On Thursday May 12th, 2011 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a 12 yr. old girl was walking home from school along High St. when she was approached from behind by a male who sexually assaulted her. The suspect walked away and the victim ran home and police were called.
Approximately one hour later, two young women were walking in the area of Upper Ottawa St. and Mohawk Rd. E. The women began walking southbound on Upper Ottawa on the east side of the road when they heard someone coming up behind them. As they moved for the male to pass, an 18 yr. old female was sexually assaulted by the male. Without saying a word, the male then continued to walk away, turning to look back at the women and then continued to the area of Upper Ottawa St. and Larch St. where they lost sight of him. Hamilton Police were called.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., a 15 yr. old female was in the area of Fay Park, near the intersection of Toby Cres. and Broker Dr., where she was approached from behind by a male who sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to push the suspect away and she ran home to report the assault to her mother. The victim and her mother returned to the park to look for the suspect. The suspect was still at the park. The victim’s mother called 9-1-1 on her cell phone. The victim and her mother continued to watch the suspect and when police arrived they pointed out the location of the suspect.
The responding officer having investigated all three assaults recognized that the description of the suspect was similar in the three incidents. The suspect was arrested and he is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing today.
Charged: Jessie PATTERSON 20 yrs. of Hamilton
Charges: Sexual Assault X 3
Sexual Interference X 2