Cross-dressing man gropes women

Police are looking for a man who dresses in drag and gropes or flashes women

  • May. 16, 2013 8:00 a.m.

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.

Just Posted

Community Leader Awards: Anja Dumas

The Kelowna Capital News puts the spotlight on community leaders with annual awards

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Blowing snow, slippery sections on Okanagan Connector

Compact snow, poor visibility on Highway 97 from Pennask Summitt to Brenda Mines.

IH adds immunization clinic Sunday in Kelowna

Drop-in meningococcal vaccination clinic on today at Community Health & Services Centre

Fire crews investigating oil sheen on Penticton Creek

Fire crews are working to contain the oil from spreading

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Family suspends search for missing Alberta couple, plane near Revelstoke

Due to bad weather, families of missing Albertan couple say they will resume in the spring

Fire crews investigating oil sheen on Penticton Creek

Fire crews are working to contain the oil from spreading

UBCO prof tests software to help cancer patients

Program may help those reluctant to engage ‘tough conversations’ in advance care planning

Broken de-icer delays flights at Kelowna airport

Passengers were on board for three hours Sunday waiting for departure to Vancouver

Canadian grocers make $3M per year from penny-rounding: UBC study

Ottawa announced plans in 2012 to phase out the copper coin

Well-known Canadian bird making a comeback

Once on the brink of extinction, the peregrine falcon no longer considered at risk in Canada.

Suzuki: Shine a light during dark times

People need to remain positive despite difficult and unpredictable political climate

Most Read