Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Files: 22-23806, 22-23801, 22-23802
Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking additional survivors to come forward after officers arrested a man after observing him commit multiple rapid sexual assaults last night.
Patrol officers were called to the 1100-block of Douglas Street just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th, for a report that a man was pushing and sexually assaulting people in the area. As officers arrived, they observed a man approach a group of women and sexually assault them from behind. The officers immediately took the man into custody.
As officers were speaking with the three women that they had observed the man attack, a woman and a female youth approached them and reported that the man had sexually assaulted them as well. This man is unknown to the women he attacked. While none of the women who spoke with officers required medical attention, at least one was struck with enough force to knock her to the ground.
Based on the initial call for service and witness information, investigators believe that the suspect sexually assaulted others who have not yet come forward. If you had an encounter with this man, or have information about this incident, please call VicPD’s Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.
We want survivors of sexualized violence to know that we believe you. For information on supports for survivors, including options for reporting, please visit vicpd.ca/webelieveyou.
The suspect has been held in custody and faces multiple recommended sexual assault charges.
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