UPDATE: Arrest Made In Esquimalt Sexual Assault

Victoria, BC – VicPD investigators have made an arrest after a sexual assault in Esquimalt on Tuesday night.

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Last night, VicPD investigators identified and arrested a 40-year-old Esquimalt man in relation to the sexual assault that occurred in Cairn Park, otherwise known as Highrock Park.

Investigators believe that the victim and man in custody did not know each other. Investigators are continuing their investigation and the man is expected to appear for a tele-bail hearing this afternoon. Police are recommending several charges including Aggravated Sexual Assault.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call (250) 995-7444. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Victoria Police Department

BACKGROUND:

Victoria, BC: VicPD investigators would like to speak to anyone who would have been in or around Highrock Park (Cairn Park) between 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. last night. Investigators are specifically looking for information on a white man, in his late 30s or early 40s years with close-cropped hair walking a dark coloured dog and a light coloured dog.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call (250) 995-7444.

BACKGROUND:

VicPD is issuing a public warning as Special Victims Unit detectives are investigating a report of a sexual assault in Esquimalt last night.

Police attended the area of Cairn Park, also known as Highrock Park, after a report of a sexual assault just after 8:00 p.m. Officers located a woman there who was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

At this time, our investigation is in its preliminary stages. People in the area are asked to report anything suspicious to police. Our investigation continues as we gather further details of the incident.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call (250) 995-7444. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

File #: 16-42940

Victoria Police Department


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