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VicPD arrest man, seek victims after sexual assault spree in downtown Victoria


Following a spree of alleged sexual assaults against women in the city’s downtown this past weekend, Victoria Police are seeking additional victims to come forward.

VicPD say officers were called to the 1100-block of Douglas Street, near Fort Street, at around 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th, for a report that a man was pushing and sexually assaulting people in the area.

Once on scene, officers immediately arrested the man after seeing him approach a group of women before sexually assaulting them from behind.

“As officers were speaking with the three women that they had observed the man attack, a woman and a female youth approached them and reported that the man had sexually assaulted them as well,” VicPD said.

According to police, the man, who remains in custody and faces multiple recommended sexual assault charges, was unknown to those he attacked.

While none of the victims required medical attention, at least one was struck with enough force to knock her to the ground, VicPD said in a news release.

“Based on the initial call for service and witness information, investigators believe that the suspect sexually assaulted others who have not yet come forward,” VicPD added.

“We want survivors of sexualized violence to know that we believe you. For information on supports for survivors, including options for reporting, please visit”

Anyone who encountered the man or has information about the incident is urged to call VicPD’s Report Desk at (250) 995-7654.

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