Nanaimo man arrested for alleged sexual assault on West Van buses

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 14, 2017 - 11:18am Updated: November 14, 2017 - 4:25pm

submitted/West Vancouver Police

NANAIMO — West Vancouver Police have arrested a Nanaimo man for two sexual assaults on public transit.

In a release, Cst. Jeff Palmer said the incidents happened on two West Vancouver buses Monday night, where a 21-year-old man first allegedly groped a woman, fled the bus when confronted and was then accused of fondling himself on a second bus.

Based on information from West Vancouver Transit, police found and arrested the suspect without incident.

Police recommended charges of sexual assault and incident acts in public.

He was held in custody for a first appearance on Tuesday.

Palmer said the accused and victim are not known to each other.


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