Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

File: 20-37060

Victoria, BC – A man is in custody as officers investigate a report of a sexual assault which occurred on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, near Tyee and Harbour roads last night.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. last night, Patrol and VicPD K9 officers responded to a report that a man had attacked and sexually assaulted a woman on the Galloping Goose Trail. The woman reported that she was able to fight the man off and called 911. She provided a description of the suspect and officers flooded the area in response.

Responding officers spotted the suspect and a foot chase ensued. The suspect briefly eluded officers and a perimeter was set up for a search by VicPD K9. The suspect was located and taken into custody by the K9 team and patrol officers. During the arrest, the suspect received non-life-threatening injuries from the K9. The suspect declined medical aid. He was transported to cells.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the attack.

This file remains under active investigation. The suspect remains in custody.

If you have information about this incident and have not yet spoken with officers, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, ext 1 for our Report Desk. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.