Ottawa police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred while a young woman was walking on a path in Rockcliffe Park last week, and they're urging any other victims to come forward.

Police say a young female was walking on a path around Sands Pits Lake when she was approached from behind and touched inappropriately by an unknown male in the middle of the afternoon on June 6.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s with dark hair and a heavier build. He was wearing shorts, a sleeveless shirt and a visor or ball cap.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).