West Shore RCMP confirmed a suspect is in custody after a sexual assault occurred on a Thetis Lake Park trail just after 7 p.m. Monday. (File photo)

Man arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting another man at Thetis Lake

Sexual assault occurred on a Thetis Lake Park trail just after 7 p.m. Monday

A man has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting another man at Thetis Lake Monday evening.

West Shore RCMP confirm a suspect was arrested after a sexual assault on a Thetis Lake Park trail just after 7 p.m. on April 1.

The victim was out for a jog around the lake when he encountered another man on the trail. The victim moved over to allow the suspect to pass him. The suspect then got closer to the victim and grabbed the victims genitals before walking away.

The men were not known to each other.

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“This is a disturbing crime,” said Const. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP media relations officer. “The victim was obviously in shock but was able to record the suspect on his cell phone as he was walking away. The recording assisted police in identifying the suspect who has since been arrested for sexual assault.”

No other reports of sexual assault of this nature have been reported to police.

Police ask anyone with information related to this incident to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264, or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

If you are victim of sexual violence, know someone who needs support, or simply would like to educate yourself on what to do in these types of situations, visit Victimsinfo.ca.


 

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