Date: Wednesday October 19, 2022

File: 22-40015

Victoria, BC – Investigators with VicPD’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed by a stranger last night.

At approximately 11:50 p.m. last night, officers were called for a report that a woman had been attacked in the St. Ann’s Academy area of the 800-block of Humboldt Street. Officers arrived and located the woman who provided a detailed account of the attack and a description of the suspect. She received non-life-threatening injuries in the attack. Officers are continuing to ensure the woman who was attacked has access to supports and care.

Officers began to search for the suspect.

At approximately 2:50 a.m., Patrol officers arrested a suspect in relation to the attack. He was transported to VicPD cells and remains in custody at this time.

This incident remains under active investigation.

Investigators are asking anyone with information, including those who have surveillance video from the Beacon Hill Park area along Douglas, Blanshard, Southgate and Quadra streets, to call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.

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