Victim, witnesses sought for SkyTrain sex assault

Transit Police are trying to find the victim and witnesses to a sexual assault on SkyTrain in which the suspect, a known sex offender, got off at New Westminster station.

A woman called the Transit Police dispatch centre between 11 and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday April 20 saying she'd witnessed a sexual assault on another woman on SkyTrain.

She said the victim and suspect got on separately at the Broadway station. The suspect sat next to the victim and touched and groped her. She told him to stop several times and the suspected responded by making loud quacking sounds at her and other passengers.

The suspect got off at New Westminster and changed to a Millennium Line train while the victim remained on and continued into Surrey.

The witness provided descriptions of the victim and suspect but did not give her name or contact information.

The victim is possibly Aboriginal or Asian, 20 to 25 years old. She had shoulder-length black hair in a bun and was pulling a shopping-style cart.

Transit Police have identified the suspect but are looking to the victim, the reporting witness and anyone else who may have seen the incident.

The suspect is a white male, 49, five-foot-10, medium build, bald with a long, grey goatee. He was wearing a black, long-sleeve shirt with a large cross on the back with CHOPPER written across to top of the cross. He also had on black shorts, black sandals and a black brace on his left knee, and walked with a noticeable limp.

Anyone with information can call 604-515-8300 or text 87-77-77 and refer to incident 2014-5657.

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