On October 25, 2019, members of the Saanich Police attended to a report of a sexual assault which had occcured at the Galey Farms Halloween Corn Maze.
The 16-year old victim was walking in the maze with her mother, when she was touched from behind in a sexual manner. Prior to the assault, comments were made by the teens. The mother and daughter quickly identified a group of 13-year old boys, but weren’t able to identify the specific party responsible as the maze was very busy at the time of the incident.
Staff and Security at Galey Farms assisted, and can confirm that 3 teens were detained upon police arrival.Parents were contacted and attended Galey Farms, and the investigation is ongoing as police seek witnesses or other potential victims who may have been assaulted or approached in a similar manner.
The Saanich Police take incidents like this seriously, as assaults of this nature direclty impact the safety and security of the members of our community. The youths were brazen enough to commit this act even though the victim was walking with her mother, and investigators hope to identify the party responsible as the investigation continues.
Det. Staff Sergeant Chris Horsley