November 1, 2013 3:34 pm

Man arrested after sex assault in downtown Vancouver

A 21-year-old man has been charged after a young woman was sexually assaulted Thursday night, according to Vancouver police.

Police said the man allegedly grabbed and groped the woman near Hastings and Cambie streets at around 5:30 p.m.

The victim then observed the man grab another woman a short distance away, police said.

Officers arrested the suspect around 10 minutes later and have charged him with sexual assault.

Police said the man is known to them and has a criminal history that includes other sexual offence allegations.

The man remains in custody and cannot be identified because of a publication ban.

Police said the sex assault does not appear to be related to six attacks on women in UBC earlier this month. 

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