Police investigating numerous indecent acts over past two months

Saanich Police hunt for man accused of exposing himself and making sexually explicit comments to young women

  • Jan. 25, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Saanich Police are working with police in Victoria to track down a man responsible for numerous indecent acts over the past two months.

Police are investigating reports of a man accused of exposing himself and making sexually explicit comments to young women at least a dozen times over the past several weeks. The incidents have occurred mainly at bus stops between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 3 to Jan. 19, with reports along the Shelbourne corridor between Cedar Hill X Road and Haultain Street and around the Craigflower Road/Gorge Tillicum area.

According to police, the man has either made vulgar, sexually explicit comments to the woman or exposed himself to them. All of the victims are females in their mid teens to early twenties.

Police are advising young women to remain attentive and aware of their surroundings, and to not hesitate to call 911 if they are feeling unsafe.

“Both Saanich Police and the Victoria Police Department are concerned about these incidents,” said Saanich Police acting Sgt. Jereme Leslie, adding BC Transit is aware of the incidents and is working with police. “Safety of all people in our community is paramount.”

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 years old, five-foot-eight to six-feet tall, average build with a ruddy/pock marked complexion.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call 250-475-4321 or 250-995-7654.

 

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