May 20, 2014 11:38 am

UPDATE: Suspect charged in connection to three Oakridge area sexual assaults

UPDATE: Vancouver Police have arrested and charged a 25-year-old man believed to be responsible for a recent string of sexual assaults in the Oakridge area.

A police officer patrolling the Cambie Street corridor Friday night spotted a man who matched the description provided by the victims.

Daniel Simmon Ghoukassian has now been charged with three counts of sexual assault.

He is expected to appear in court this morning.

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Previous Story: WATCH (above): Vancouver police now have a sketch of a suspect in sex assault that happened in broad daylight on a street busy earlier this week. Catherine Urquhart reports.

Vancouver police are trying to track down a suspect in a sexual assault involving a 22-year-old woman.

The woman was walking north on Cambie Street when she was attacked by a man near 37th Avenue Monday afternoon.

He threw her into some bushes and began to sexually assault her before running off.

Police say he may have been loitering in the bushes at the corner of Cambie Street and 41st Avenue prior to the attack.

The second assault happened on Wednesday, May 14, around 11 p.m., when a 19 year-old woman was attacked at West 45th Avenue and Cambie Street. She was pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted.

The third assault happened on Thursday, May 15, around 3:30 p.m., when a 38 year-old woman was assaulted at West 42nd Avenue and Cambie Street.

Investigators have now released the composite sketch of the suspect.

He is described as white, 25 years old, 5’8” tall with a medium build, sandy blond short hair and light coloured eyes.

He was wearing a red baseball cap, a navy blue ¾ length jacket, baggy denim jeans and dark boot-type shoes.

The VPD is asking anyone that may have witnessed this incident to give them a call.

Investigators are specifically looking to speak with a woman seen at the northbound bus stop at 37th Avenue and Cambie Street.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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