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Sketch of UBC sex assault suspect to be updated by RCMP

11/05/2013 01:19 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
The RCMP are holding a new conference at noon to give an update on the sexual assault investigation at the University of British Columbia. 

Sgt. Peter Thiessen says they will update the public on "the status of a composite sketch of the suspect," which has yet to be released.

A total of six sexual assaults have taken place on the UBC campus over the past several months, which police say are likely to have been committed by the same suspect.

The most recent assault, reported on Sunday, Oct. 27, involved a young woman walking home from Gage Hall on Student Union Boulevard shortly before 1:30 a.m. PT. She noticed a shadow behind her and was grabbed from behind. When she flailed her arms, the suspect ran off, police said previously.

The other five reported incidents of females being sexually assaulted this year occurred on April 19, May 19, Sept. 28, Oct. 13 and Oct. 19.

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