A 23-year-old Saanich man arrested yesterday faces three charges in connection with the sexual assault on a woman in March.
The man is facing charges of sexual assault with a weapon, break and enter, and forcible confinement, says Sgt. Julie Fast.
A man carrying a knife entered a townhouse in the 3900-block of Wolf Street on March 17 around 2 a.m. and sexually assaulted a woman who was visiting friends from the University of Victoria.
“This was very traumatic crime that significantly impacted the 22-year-old female victim,” said Fast. “We have remained in close communication with her and are ensuring that support services are available to her as our investigation moves forward as a result of this arrest.”
Fast said police arrested the man late Tuesday night following what she described was a “lengthy investigation.”
Fast said Wednesday afternoon the man remains in the custody of the Saanich Police Department with a court appearance scheduled for later today.
“Due to the sensitivity of this investigation and the forthcoming court process, no further information will be released at this time,” she said.