Jake Virtanen charged with one count of Sexual Assault following Vancouver Police investigation

Vancouver, BC – Jake Virtanen was charged Thursday with sexual assault following a Vancouver Police investigation.

BC Prosecution Service approved one count of sexual assault against Virtanen, 25, in relation to an incident that occurred in Vancouver on September 26, 2017, when Virtanen was playing in the National Hockey League.

Jake Virtanen charged following Vancouver Police investigation
Jake Virtanen charged following Vancouver Police investigation

VPD launched an investigation in May 2021, after the now-23-year-old victim came forward to police.

Virtanen is not currently in custody.

Vancouver Police Department

NOTE: Jacob Virtanen is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for Spartak Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League. Virtanen was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks sixth overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. (Wikipedia)

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