Update – Arrest made. Woman grabbed near Uptown

On March 5, 2016 at around 11:15PM were contacted be a woman, who stated she had been sexually assaulted in the area of Carey Rd/Ravine Way. 

The woman had been walking in the area and was approached from behind by an unknown man.  The man grabbed her arm, then grabbed her breast and then fled on foot towards Cadillac Ave.  Numerous Officers flooded the area to find the man however a search for him was unsuccessful.

On March 14, 2016, shortly before 11:00AM, the victim was on a BC Transit bus and saw the suspect sitting at the back of the bus.  She informed the BC Transit Driver of the incident and that the suspect was currently on the bus.  Saanich Police were contacted and the BC Transit driver stopped his bus and waited for Police to arrive. 

Saanich Police arrived within minutes and spoke to the Victim, who was able to clearly identify the suspect.  A 33 year old Saanich man, who is known to Police, was arrested.  The accused will appear in court today with Saanich Police recommending one count of Sexual Assault.

“The survivor of this incident is an incredibly brave woman.  She managed to talk about the incident, with the BC Transit Driver, in order for the suspect to be brought into custody”.  A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie said.  “Saanich Police would also like to thank BC Transit for their quick actions.” 

A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie #228

SPD File 16-04989

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