Two assaults on young women in Ladysmith alleys, both reported to the RCMP, have parents deeply worried.
On April 25, between 2:50 and 3:05 p.m. a girl was attacked from behind in the alley between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, and Buller and Kitchener Streets.
The assailant “came at her from behind and pushed her to the ground, kneeled over her and attempted to grab at her and her clothing,” says a Facebook post about the incident by the girl’s mother.
“Luckily my daughter was strong enough to fight him off (kicked him in between the legs), and run away,” the post said.
That assault was reported to the police on May 4 because the victim “didn’t come forward right away out of fear.” The parent said the RCMP would be issuing an ‘alert’ and that she had notified ‘all the schools.’
The assailant is described in the post as about 5’8” tall, of skinny build. He had brown and grey hair, short in the back, with longer bangs in the front. He was wearing black, baggy pants and a dark grey hoodie.
In a reply to the post, another parent says her 13 year-old daughter was attacked April 14 in the alley behind 49th Parallel Grocery at about 3:10 p.m. No description of the assailant is provided.