Neighbours are concerned after a report of a sexual assault with a weapon early Sunday at a normally quiet townhouse complex in Gordon Head. Saanich police said the attack happened about 2 a. A year-old woman from the Lower Mainland, who was visiting friends from UVic, was staying at their townhouse unit overnight when a man with a knife broke into the dark residence and sexually assaulted her. Police said the man and woman are not known to each other. The man is described as tall and athletic looking with short blond hair, and might have been wearing glasses. Sherri Gerrard, who shares a townhouse in the complex with her son, said she was shaken up by the incident.
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The detective division arrested a year-old Saanich man late Tuesday. He was set for a court appearance Wednesday to face charges of sexual assault with a weapon, breaking-and-entering and forcible confinement. Julie Fast said. The victim is from the Lower Mainland and had been staying with friends who are students at UVic. The incident brought major-crime and forensics investigators to the scene, and police said at the time that the suspect might have had prior knowledge that the unit he broke into was insecure.
Police looking for information in Saanich sexual assault
Saanich Police are investigating a chilling sex assault at a home near the University of Victoria campus Wednesday night. Police say a man knocked on a door at the ground floor apartment of two women in the block of Church Avenue, just before 8 p. The man was banging on a glass door at the home, and the women only opened it when they felt it might shatter.
Saanich Police are concerned there may be more alleged victims after a nanny was charged with sex offences involving three children in the Greater Victoria area this summer. Johnathon Lee Robichaud, 30, is facing one count of sexual interference, two counts of invitation to sexual touching, and one count of making sexually explicit material available to a child. In a news release Friday, Saanich Police said a parent reported that her two sons, under the age of 10, may have been victims of sexual offences. Jereme Leslie said.