Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

Editor’s note: This article contains graphic details that may disturb some readers.

A 22-year-old woman in Vancouver was allegedly attacked and kicked to the ground by a stranger after being sexually assaulted.

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says the incident took place Tuesday afternoon in East Vancouver. The victim, a South Vancouver resident, was waiting at a bus stop near Knight Street and East 57 Avenue.

Police say she was contacted by a stranger who was wearing a red puffed jacket with a fur-lined hood.

“The man showed the woman a condom and a pornographic image on his phone before proposing her for sex,” Sergeant Steve Addison said in an email statement. “When the woman refused and walked away, the man kicked her from behind and knocked her to the ground.”

Fortunately, the victim did not suffer serious physical injuries. She managed to get up and run away from the suspect, who also fled.

Investigators have since obtained security footage of the suspect from a nearby business. He is described as an Asian man in his 20s with a small build and short, dark hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a red ski jacket, a white hoodie, red pleather pants and Air Force 1 basketball shoes. He also had a black and red camouflage backpack.


(Vancouver Police)

“The violent and sexual nature of this incident has worried us a lot about public safety,” Addison adds. “We are telling the public about this case because we are concerned that someone else could be harmed.”

Anyone with information, or who recognizes him, please call the police at 604-717-0600.

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