sexual assault

Victoria police responded to a report of a sexual assault near Harbour and Tyee roads on the Galloping Goose Trail Monday. (Google Maps)
Victoria police responded to a report of a sexual assault near Harbour and Tyee roads on the Galloping Goose Trail Monday. (Google Maps)
Victoria police released a blurry image of a man suspected in a sexual assault that took place on Sept. 7. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Violent sexual assault in Victoria prompts call for witnesses

Victoria police say victim was assaulted by man in a surgical mask

Victoria police released a blurry image of a man suspected in a sexual assault that took place on Sept. 7. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A former tattooist at Carne Tattoo was named in sexual abuse allegations. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria tattoo artist arrested, charged with five counts of sexual assault

David Samuel Hadden, 36, released with conditions including no tattooing women

A former tattooist at Carne Tattoo was named in sexual abuse allegations. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Two Victoria tattoo parlours released statements in response to allegations of sexual assault in their shops. Both said the named employees had been terminated. (Unsplash)

Alleged tattoo shop sexual assaults rooted in power, says Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

Allegations ‘horrifying but sadly not surprising,’ says Fernwood tattoo parlour

Two Victoria tattoo parlours released statements in response to allegations of sexual assault in their shops. Both said the named employees had been terminated. (Unsplash)
Asmaa Ali is photographed at home in Edmonton, Friday, July 17, 2020. She is the co-creator, along with her friend Habon Ali, of a Canada-wide comprehensive list of resources for survivors of sexual assault. This image was directed remotely while Aisha Ali operated the camera, because of COVID-19 related restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Advocates create Canada-wide support list for sexual assault survivors

The focus is on providing support to vulnerable women with intersectional experience

Asmaa Ali is photographed at home in Edmonton, Friday, July 17, 2020. She is the co-creator, along with her friend Habon Ali, of a Canada-wide comprehensive list of resources for survivors of sexual assault. This image was directed remotely while Aisha Ali operated the camera, because of COVID-19 related restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Forty-year-old Kashif Ramzan has been charged with two counts of sexual assault, among other charges, after he posed as a modelling agent. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)

Man, who posed as modelling agent, charged with sexual assault: RCMP

Police say Kashif Ramzan, 40, allegedly operated three agencies

Forty-year-old Kashif Ramzan has been charged with two counts of sexual assault, among other charges, after he posed as a modelling agent. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)
Christopher Lloyd Dixon. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek man facing sexual assault charges

Police believe he may be living on central Vancouver Island but also has a history in the Cariboo region

  • Jul 7, 2020
Christopher Lloyd Dixon. (Photo submitted)
A Victoria police officer has filed a petition to the courts asking a judge to quash the order for a public hearing into sexual misconduct allegations. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria police officer accused of sexual misconduct petitions court to quash public hearing

Complaint dates back to May of 2018, while the officer was off duty in Vancouver for stag party

A Victoria police officer has filed a petition to the courts asking a judge to quash the order for a public hearing into sexual misconduct allegations. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre remains open 24/7 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. (Victoria Sexual Assault Centre)

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre remains open for survivors through COVID-19 pandemic

Times of crisis can lead to increase in domestic violence, board of director member says

The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre remains open 24/7 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. (Victoria Sexual Assault Centre)
Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for sexual assaults

Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for sexual assaults

Weinstein was convicted of raping a woman in a hotel room and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his apartment

Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for sexual assaults
Saanich police say a man has been arrested in relation to two sexual assaults at Greater Victoria bus stops. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police say a man has been arrested in relation to two sexual assaults at Greater Victoria bus stops. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are seeking information about a male suspect allegedly involved in a sexual assault incident that began on BC Transit bus on Thursday. (BC Transit)
Saanich police are seeking information about a male suspect allegedly involved in a sexual assault incident that began on BC Transit bus on Thursday. (BC Transit)
Caitlin Burge of Nelson, who works for Next Generation Reforestation, has 14 years of experience in treeplanting camps. She’s developing sexual safety guidelines and training for the company. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Stories of sexual assault at B.C. tree planting camps ‘shocking but not surprising:’ advocate

Contractors’ association is working with trainers to create respectful culture

Caitlin Burge of Nelson, who works for Next Generation Reforestation, has 14 years of experience in treeplanting camps. She’s developing sexual safety guidelines and training for the company. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
‘We’re all vulnerable’: Harvey Weinstein’s trial could change how sex assault survivors viewed
‘We’re all vulnerable’: Harvey Weinstein’s trial could change how sex assault survivors viewed
Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse during jury deliberations in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of sex crimes in landmark #MeToo trial

The cases against the Hollywood mogul started the #MeToo movement

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse during jury deliberations in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Mounties say four sexual assaults have occurred on this trail in Glen Park in Coquitlam. (RCMP)

After four sexual assaults in the same B.C. park, RCMP ask women not to walk alone

Four sexual assaults took place in Glen Park over two months

Mounties say four sexual assaults have occurred on this trail in Glen Park in Coquitlam. (RCMP)
Victoria city councillor Laurel Collins is one of three councillors advocating for better measures to reduce sexualized violence in the downtown Victoria bar scene (File contributed/Laurel Collins)

Victoria city councillors advocate for better measures to reduce sexual violence in downtown bars

A motion coming to council this week asks for more action from liquor establishments

Victoria city councillor Laurel Collins is one of three councillors advocating for better measures to reduce sexualized violence in the downtown Victoria bar scene (File contributed/Laurel Collins)
Screen capture from a video showing a suspect in the Bay Centre attack on a young girl from Feb. 18. Courtesy VicPD/Youtube

WATCH: Do you recognize this sexual assault suspect?

Victoria police release new footage suspect in Bay Centre attack on young girl

  • Feb 21, 2018
Screen capture from a video showing a suspect in the Bay Centre attack on a young girl from Feb. 18. Courtesy VicPD/Youtube
A new sexual violence policy has been implemented at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

New policy to prevent sexualized violence implemented at UVic

The new policy focuses on widespread education and support for all university members

  • Sep 2, 2017
A new sexual violence policy has been implemented at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of UVic)