The Victoria Police Department has arrested a man for sexual assault aboard B.C. Transit buses. BLACK PRESS file photo

Man charged with sex assault aboard Victoria buses

The Victoria Police co-operated with BC Transit staff, Saanich Police, and West Shore RCMP

The Victoria Police Department has arrested a man for sexual assault aboard B.C. Transit buses.

In a statement Feb. 24, officers began investigating after a young woman came forward earlier this week. She shared her experience online, which prompted other women to come forward with similar experiences. One post, which was shared widely on Facebook, alleges that a man who frequently takes the Route 50 bus from Langford to Victoria was following female passengers aboard the bus.

The Victoria Police co-operated with B.C. Transit staff, Saanich Police and West Shore RCMP.

Police are not releasing more details at this time.

The suspect was released with conditions that include staying away from bus stops and buses. He will also be monitored to ensure compliance.

Anyone who has experienced a similar assault on a bus should call the VicPD non-emergency line at 250-995-7654, through the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre at 250-383-3232, a doctor’s office or an emergency room.

To report information on this or other incidents anonymously, dial Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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