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Saanich man arrested in sexual assault on transit bus

Saanich police have arrested a 43-year-old Saanich man in connection with a Sept. 10 sexual assault on a B.C. Transit bus. He has been released on conditions and is expected to be in court later this year. The investigation is ongoing.
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Saanich police have arrested a 43-year-old Saanich man in connection with a Sept. 10 sexual assault on a B.C. Transit bus.

He has been released on conditions and is expected to be in court later this year.

The investigation is ongoing.

The assault happened on a No. 39 bus that left the University of Victoria about 1:40 p.m. A man approached a woman during the bus trip and committed a sexual assault.

Both the man and the woman got off the bus at the Royal Oak Exchange about 2 p.m. and he briefly followed her before disappearing.

The woman was not physically injured.

jbell@timescolonist.com