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Cross-dressing man gropes women

Police are looking for a young man who has been groping women while dressed in drag in Kelowna.

On four separate occasions, dating back to August of last year, a man dressed in drag is reported to have approached a women walking on the street, then groped and/or flashed the victim before running away.

The suspect is described as 20 to 30 years old, five feet, seven inches tall to five feet, 10 inches tall with a slender build.

He is always seen wearing tight fitting, women's clothing and has worn either a long, dark-haired wig or a long, blonde-haired wig during the assaults.

Two of the incidents have occurred on Hwy 33 in Rutland and the other two incidents on Richter Street.

Police are requesting the public's assistance in helping identify this person. People may not have direct knowledge of these incidents, but may be aware of a friend or family member who dresses in women's clothing and fits the description of the assailant.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to please call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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