Man arrested for sexual assault

Smithers RCMP believe there may be more victims of a 26-year-old Vancouver Island man who was arrested early this morning who is now facing charges of sexual assault.

Just after midnight this morning, Smithers RCMP were called after a female woke to find a man in her bedroom. The man physically and sexually assaulted the woman before he fled.

Police found clothing and other evidence at the scene which helped them identify a suspect. After locating him, the RCMP lost him during a foot pursuit but ended up finding and arresting him later at the Greyhound station.

The man, who is well-known to police, remains in police custody facing numerous charges including Break and Enter, Uttering Threats and Aggravated Sexual Assault.

The Smithers RCMP is asking anyone who may have been victim to an offence or witnessed one to call them at 250-847-3233 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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