VicPD are asking for the public’s help in locating Hamada Hussein Yiyia. He failed to appear in court for four charges of sexual assault that happened in late June.
Police describe Yiyia as a 34-year-old Black man standing 5’10”, with a medium build and black hair that is longer on top and shorter on the sides and back.
According to VicPD, Yiyia faces these four charges following an investigation in which officers arrested him for committing multiple sexual assaults in quick succession.
On June 25th, officers were called to the 1100-block of Douglas Street around 9 p.m. for a report of a man pushing and sexually assaulting people in the area.
Police say when officers arrived they witnessed a man approach a group of women and sexually assaulted them from behind. VicPD officers immediately took the man into custody.
According to police, following taking the man into custody officers were speaking with the women they had seen him assault, another woman and female youth approached them saying they too were assaulted by the man.
VicPD says while none of the women needed medical attention, one of them was struck by the man with enough force to knock her to the ground.
Yiyia was then transported to VicPD cells where he was held for morning court. He was then released pending trial.
He has since failed to appear for trial and is now wanted on a BC-wide warrant.
Police say, given the nature of Yiyia’s crimes, there are additional public safety concerns.
VicPD is asking anyone who sees Yiyia to call 911.
Anyone with information regarding his location should call VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.