Man arrested after sexual assault on Saanich trail
Police have made an arrest following a September sexual assault along a popular walking trail near Victoria.
The assault happened on Sept. 6 on the Lochside Trail in Saanich, B.C.
A woman was walking north on the trail near Swan Street around 7:30 p.m. when a man approached from behind and assaulted her, according to police.
Police described the perpetrator as a white man between 30 and 40 years old, standing 5' 6" tall with a stocky build and a sandy beard.
Saanich police say the same man was spotted on the Galloping Goose trail on Sunday near Swan Lake and was taken into custody without incident.
The 33-year-old man was released on several conditions with a court date in early 2022.
Investigators are recommending one count of sexual assault, Saanich police said Tuesday.