Police search for man accused of 12 indecent acts

Police from Saanich and Victoria are on the hunt for a man accused of exposing himself and making sexually explicit comments.

Police from Saanich and Victoria are on the hunt for a man accused of exposing himself and making sexually explicit comments to young woman at bus stops at least a dozen times in the last month.

The incidents have occurred mainly at bus stops between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 3 to Jan. 19. Some of the areas include the Shelbourne corridor between Cedar Hill X Road and Haultain Street and around the Craigflower Road/Gorge Tillicum area.

According to police, the man has either made vulgar, sexually explicit comments to the woman or exposed himself to them. All of the victims are females in their mid-teens to early 20s.

Police are advising young women to remain attentive and aware of their surroundings.

“Both Saanich Police and the Victoria Police Department are concerned about these incidents,” said Saanich police Acting Sgt. Jereme Leslie. “Safety of all people in our community is paramount.”

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 years old, five-foot-eight to six-feet tall, average build with a ruddy/pock marked complexion.

Anyone with information is asked to call 250-475-4321 or 250-995-7654.