They have also issued a \”safety alert\” for other potential targeted victims in the sex trade to be aware of the incident.
Police say a woman got into a conversation with an unknown man on Barton Street near Emerald Street before getting into his car.
The man then drove to the area of Van Wagners Beach Road, where he sexually assaulted and threatened the woman.
The suspect is described as East Indian, 27-years-old, five-foot-six and skinny, with short black hair, and a black moustache and beard.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Ashley Lee of the sexual assault unit at 905-540-5543.
To give information anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or crimestoppershamilton.com.
Hamilton police say they are trying to track down a man who allegedly assaulted a sex worker in the city's east end early Thursday morning.
The incident happened, investigators say, around 3 a.m., when a woman "engaged an unknown male in conversation" on Barton Street East near Emerald Street.
"The victim got into the man's vehicle and they drove to the area of Van Wagner's Beach Road where she was sexually assaulted and threatened by the male," a police news release reads. "She managed to escape from his vehicle and run to a pay phone to call 911.
"The responding officers found her unclothed and visibly shaken in the public parking lot on Van Wagner's Beach Road."
The man is described as east Indian, 27-years-old, and around five foot, six inches tall with a skinny build, short black hair, and a black moustache and beard.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 905-540-5543, or Crime Stoppers.
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