Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 5:13 PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, December 12, 2018 5:15 PM EST
Police in Vancouver are looking for a man who allegedly grabbed a 6-year-old girl from a playground and sexually assaulted her before walking to her back to school.
Police are appealing to the public for video clips and other videos, hoping to identify a suspect after the child has arrived with the charges.
"We have no reason to believe this has not happened," Konstant said. Jason Dost said at a press conference on Wednesday. "It's a vulnerable friend in the company, it's a six-year-old boy, we have to solve it."
Police said the incident took place on December 5 at Sexsmith Elementary School in South Vancouver. The boy was allegedly seduced by a man from the playground of the school and transferred to a nearby location where she was sexually assaulted.
The police would not say how the child seduced, and it is not clear at what time the incident took place. The researchers are asking for amazing photos from anyone traveling in the area within a six-hour window between 8:30 and 2:30.
Doucette said the police were "still trying to figure out the details" of the timeline
"We're going to narrow the timeline, but it's important, but right now, we are focusing on its welfare and identifying those responsible," he said.
"We need to be very sensitive in dealing with the memory of a six-year-old, and we want to have reliable and accurate information in a less traumatic way that will affect this child."
The police described the suspect as "a dark-skinned man of about 30, with brown or gray hair." He also wore gray trousers, the police said.
"There's no reason to believe that the victim and the suspect knew each other," Dost said.
When asked how the little girl was doing, Dost said she was safe and supported by her family.
Police have compared the incident to similar events in the past, the police said.
"We have not stopped digging into the past, we are also in touch with our partner agencies, and our goal here is to identify this person and keep him responsible."
Police want photographs of anyone traveling in the 58th West Avenue along North, West 60 Avenue in the south, Ontario Street to the east, and Cambie Street to the west.
"You can sit on information that you do not know especially important, but it can be very important for our investigation," Douckette said.