Sketch leads to arrest of sexual assault suspect

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Record staff
Staff Writer

Thanks to a sketch generated by the Sherbrooke Police department that was circulated in the media, a Sherbrooke woman identified a suspect under investigation for and alleged sexual assault.
The sketches were released in mid-January. When she recognized the man in question, the woman was able to lead authorities to the suspect.
He was located on Wednesday, January 31 by patrol officers and formally arrested the next day. He has been identified as a 17-year-old of Afghan origin. He will be charged with sexual assault and harassment of five victims. He was released on a promise to appear in court. He has no previous history with police.
The suspect was wanted for incidents dating back to last October when he allegedly showed up in stores and asked the women present some very personal questions and attempted to kiss them. After hearing from victims, the Sherbrooke Police released three different photo-sketches, one of which was recognized by a local.

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