UPDATE: The suspect has turned himself over to police.
Transit Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in an incident where a man allegedly groped a 7-year-old girl following “lewd sexual remarks”.
At approximately 7:05 pm on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, “a 7-year-old girl and her mother boarded the SkyTrain at Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain Station” reads a statement.
“The alleged suspect was already seated on the train, sitting across the aisle from the young girl. During the commute, the suspect directed his attention toward the young girl, trying to attract her attention”.
The suspect allegedly made several comments to the girl that were extremely vulgar and sexual in nature, including explicitly detailing sexual acts he wanted to engage in with the 7-year-old.
Media Release – Metro Vancouver Transit Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in an incident where a man allegedly groped a 7-year-old girl following lewd sexual remarks. https://t.co/esctWEfDW1
— Media Relations for Metro Vancouver Transit Police (@MVTP_Media) February 13, 2019
He then allegedly “made several attempts to touch the girl and, at one point, allegedly touched the girl’s buttocks, causing her mother to protectively pull her daughter on to her lap”.
As the train stopped at Production Way SkyTrain Station, the suspect got out and that’s when a bystander confronted him after overhearing the inappropriate remarks.
Another passenger onboard the train sent an SMS text report to Transit Police and they met the train at Lougheed SkyTrain Station.
The suspect male is described as a Caucasian male, 50 to 60 years old, 6’0” tall, grey curly/wavy hair, wearing a grey sweater with white stripes on the sleeves, black baseball cap, grey pants, black shoes and carrying black Nike duffle bag.
Transit Police are very concerned by the actions of this suspect. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect or who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Metro Vancouver Transit Police tip line at 604.516.7419 or text us using code 87.77.77 (ref. file# 2019-1962).