Suspect arrested in pair of Saanich, B.C. transit sexual assaults

Saanich police have arrested a man alleged to have been involved in two sexual assaults last month. Saanich police

Police have arrested a suspect in a pair of February sexual assaults.

Saanich police say the man is a 40-year-old Sidney, B.C. resident and that investigators have recommended two charges of sexual assault.

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The two assaults were alleged to have taken place on Feb. 26 and 27, and both started on a transit bus.

According to Saanich police, the man struck up a conversation with the victims, then followed them off the bus and engaged in unwanted sexual touching.

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Police say they have connected both women with support services.

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The suspect, whose name has not been released pending charges, has been released on conditions and is due back in court “in the near future.”

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