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Vancouver man accused of following woman home, sexually assaulting her, granted bail

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WATCH: A Vancouver man who's accused of following a woman home from a bus stop an assaulting her inside her own home has been granted bail. Aaron McArthur reports – Jun 14, 2019

The man accused of a violent sex assault in East Vancouver last month has been granted bail.

Choe Wing Ma, 59, is facing charges of sexual assault and robbery for allegedly following a woman home from a bus stop and attacking her in her house.

READ MORE: Suspect in violent East Vancouver sexual assault facing two charges

He was arrested in late May and has been in custody since then.

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Vancouver police are hoping these photos of the suspect of a violent sexual assault and home invasion Thursday will help identify the man responsible. Vancouver Police Department
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Vancouver police are hoping these photos of the suspect of a violent sexual assault and home invasion Thursday will help identify the man responsible. Vancouver Police Department
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Vancouver police are hoping these photos of the suspect of a violent sexual assault and home invasion Thursday will help identify the man responsible. Vancouver Police Department

Ma has been released on a $100,000 bond and seven conditions.

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He is to remain under house arrest, only leaving the residence under the supervision of family members for court, medical or legal appointments.

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He also must report to a psychiatric facility for assessment and has consented to comply with all orders, including mandatory medication.

Court records show a previous conviction for theft under $5,000 with a two-year probation order against a man of the same name and age as Ma.

READ MORE: Photos released of man suspected in violent East Vancouver sexual assault

Police allege that Ma struck up a conversation with the victim as she waited for a bus at 41st Avenue and Earles Street on Thursday, May 23.

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He is then accused of walking home with her when she realized she had forgotten something at home before sexually assaulting her in the residence.

Investigators released images of a suspect, which they credited with helping identify and arrest Ma.

— With files from Aaron McArthur

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