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Man arrested after alleged sexual assault at Thetis Lake
April 2nd, 2019
West Shore RCMP said a man reported being sexually assaulted while at Thetis Lake Regional Park on April 1, 2019. (Google Maps)
West Shore RCMP say they have arrested one man following a report of a sexual assault involving another man who was jogging around Thetis Lake.
Police said they received a call from a man at around 7:20 p.m. Monday. The man reported he was sexually assaulted while at Thetis Lake Regional Park in View Royal.
The man told police he was out for a jog around the lake when he encountered another man on a part of the trail. The man moved over the let the male suspect pass him. The male suspect then got closer to the man and allegedly grabbed his genitals before walking away.
“This is a disturbing crime. The victim was obviously in shock but was able to record the suspect on his cell phone as he was walking away. The recording assisted police in identifying the suspect who has since been arrested for sexual assault. No other reports of sexual assault of this nature have been reported to police,” Const Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP media relations officer, said in a release.
Anyone who saw the incident is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
If you are victim of sexual violence, know someone who needs support, or simply would like to educate yourself on what to do in these types of situations, please visit victimsinfo.ca.