February 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Updated: February 14, 2019 2:29 pm

Suspect in alleged SkyTrain groping of young girl turns himself in: Transit police

WATCH: Transit Police have released this video of a man who allegedly groped a seven-year-old girl on SkyTrain. They are looking for help in identifying him.


UPDATE: Transit police say the suspect turned himself in to police on Wednesday night. The 57-year-old suspect from Burnaby, who is known to police, was arrested and released on a promise to appear with conditions.

A charge of sexual interference has been recommended. A court appearance is scheduled for April 9.

Transit police are asking the public to be on alert after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly groped on SkyTrain.

A girl and her mother boarded a train at the Commercial-Broadway station around 7 p.m on Saturday, Feb. 2.

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The suspect, who was already seated on the train, tried to get the girl’s attention, and allegedly made vulgar, sexual comments to her before trying to touch her.

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He left the train at the Production Way station after being confronted by a bystander.

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The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 50 to 60 years old, six-foot-tall with curly grey hair.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Metro Vancouver Transit Police tip line at 604-516-7419.

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