Saanich police have arrested a 33-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on the Lochside Trail in September.
The woman was walking on the trail near Swan Street the evening of Monday, Sept. 6 when a man reportedly approached her from behind and committed a sexual assault, according to police.
At the time, investigators said they believed the suspect regularly used the Lochside and Galloping Goose trail network.
Nearly a month-and-a-half later, the suspect was spotted on the Galloping Goose Trail near Swan Lake and was taken into custody by officers “without issue,” Saanich police said.
He was later released with a court date in early 2022 and several police-imposed condition.
The man faces one count of sexual assault.