Arrest of suspect in UVIC incident, “She then saw him masturbating”

SAANICHSaanich, BC: On September 11, 2016 at around 6:00PM a young woman was walking on a well-travelled trail, near Gordon Head Road, on the University of Victoria Campus when she noticed a young man near some bushes. She passed the young person and a short distance later turned around as the young person yelled at her. She then saw him masturbating.


The University of Victoria, Campus Security were immediately called and quickly located the young person. The Saanich Police were then contacted, attended and made the arrest.

“The University of Victoria Campus Security does an excellent job at ensuring the safety of their students, facility and staff.” A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie said. “The University of Victoria and the Saanich Police have an outstanding working relationship. The security officers quickly identified and located the suspect, then contacted us immediately.”

Police are recommending one charge of preforming an Indecent Act, be laid against a youth, in relation to this incident. At this time Police are still investigating other similar events and may forward more charges, to Crown Counsel, if the charge approval standard is met. The young person has been held in custody and will appear before the courts on September 12, 2016.

Saanich Police Department