A man has been arrested for sexually assaulting another man at Thetis Lake Park in View Royal.

At about 7:20 p.m. on Monday, April 1st, a man was jogging around the Thetis lake when the suspect approached him on a part of the trail.

When the victim moved over to let him pass, the suspect got closer and grabbed the victim’s genitals before walking away.

According to Cst. Nancy Saggar, the victim was in shock but was able to pull out his cell phone and record a video of the molester as he was walking away.

This recording helped West Shore RCMP identify and arrest the suspect for sexual assault.

“No other reports of sexual assault of this nature have been reported to police,” said Saggar in a statement.

Police also ask that any witnesses to this event call the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264, or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

If you are victim of sexual violence, know someone who needs support, or would like to educate yourself on what to do in these types of situations, visit Victimsinfo.ca.

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