The police are searching for a man after he sexually assaulted a woman who was walking her dog on a street in Duncan in the early evening of January 24, 2021.

It happened near the corner of Howard Avenue and Alexander Street in Duncan.

The woman reported it to the North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP began to search the area for the young man.

Police say he was about 17-years old, with medium dark hair, and had a blue medical mask.

He was wearing black skinny pants and a black sweater with the hood pulled up.

The sweater had white writing on the front.

Police would like witnesses, anyone with information that can help the investigation, or people with surveillance or dashcam video from that area around 6:30 pm on January 24 to contact the North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP.