(Image / Saanich Police Facebook)

The suspect accused of a sexual assault on a BC Transit bus last week has been identified and arrested, according to police.

In a media release Tuesday, Saanich Police confirmed they arrested a 43-year-old man over the weekend.

The incident occurred on route 39 BC Transit bus which left the University of Victoria exchange on Friday afternoon on September 10th.

The suspect approached the woman during transit and committed a sexual assault.

Both the woman and the man exited the bus at the Royal Oak Exchange, where she was reportedly followed for a short time by the suspect before he disappeared.

Police said the woman was not physically injured during the incident.

The suspect has since been released with conditions and a court date for later this year.

This incident is still under investigation.

 

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