January 13th, 2023:
Police are investigating a sexual assault that took place near downtown Vernon Thursday night.
At approximately 11 PM Thursday (1/12/2023) RCMP received a report a woman had been sexually assaulted.
The investigation is ongoing but it appears the assault happened around 6 or 7 p.m.
The woman, who was engaging in sex work, was allegedly assaulted by a Caucasian male in his 20's, driving a newer, large, white SUV near the 3300 block of 31st Avenue.
The woman was assaulted inside the vehicle and dropped off in the Turtle Mountain area.
There may have been other people in the suspect vehicle in addition to the driver.
RCMP says they are releasing this information to the public "so vulnerable persons, especially those involved in a high-risk lifestyle, are aware for their own safety when engaging with individuals they do not know"
If you have any information you are asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171 and quote file number 2023-57