Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Victoria, BC – A Victoria man remains in custody facing a recommended sexual assault charge after Patrol officers arrested him for assaulting a woman on a BC Transit bus yesterday.

Patrol officers were called to a BC Transit bus located at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road just after 1 p.m. yesterday for a report that a woman on the bus had been sexually assaulted. When officers arrived they located the suspect, who remained on the bus, and took him into custody. The woman reported that the man, who was not known to her, sexually assaulted her. She told the man to stop and then told the BC Transit operator, who stopped the bus, called police and stayed with the victim. Other passengers on the bus also called police and remained on scene. The woman was not physically injured.

This file remains under investigation at this time. The man has been held for court.

If you have information about this incident and have not spoken with officers you are asked to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. If you have information about this incident but wish to remain anonymous, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To all survivors of sexualized violence, please know that we believe you.



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