UPDATED: Man, 57, turns himself in alleged groping of girl, 7, on SkyTrain

A man made sexually explicit comments to the girl while she was riding the train with her mom

UPDATE: Transit police say that a 57-year-old man from Burnaby turned himself in Wednesday evening, in connection to the groping of a 7-year-old girl aboard a SkyTrain earlier this month.

The man, who will not be named unless charges are approved by Crown counsel, is known to police. Transit police are asking for a charge of sexual interference to be considered.

Transit police said Wednesday that the girl was riding the Millennium Line with her mom around 7 p.m. on Feb. 2.

While sitting across from the girl and her mom, a man allegedly made several comments to the girl that were “extremely vulgar and sexual in nature,” including details of sexual acts he wanted to engage in with her.

It’s believed he then made several attempts to touch the girl and, at one point, allegedly touched the girl’s buttocks, causing her mother to pull her daughter on to her lap.

The man left the train at the Production Way station when a bystander confronted him after overhearing the remarks. Police received a text report from another passenger.

Video of the suspect was released, showing him entering the Coquitlam Central SkyTrain Station before the incident.

He is expected to appear in provincial court in Vancouver on April 9.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Mission RCMP reminds public to lock car doors

April is Auto Crime Enforcement Month

PHOTOS: Thousands attend Mission Elks Easter Egg Hunt

The quest for candy and chocolate brought out a huge crowd of kids and parents to the family event

Gas prices in Metro Vancouver hit 172.9 cents a litre

And one analyst expects it to only go higher this week

PHOTOS:Menopause rhe Musical comes to Mission

Comedy plays to a full house at the Clarke Theatre

Mission theatre troupe presents Age of Arousal

Opening Nite Theatre Society tackles thought-provoking Canadian play

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Anti-SOGI activist slams ban on B.C. dad speaking out about transgender son’s case

A judge has told the father to stop publicly objecting to his son’s gender

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Victims injured in Lower Mainland deck collapse ranged from 15 to 83 years old

Victim Services staff have reached out to those hurt and their families

‘Ghost restaurants’ cooked up by Joseph Richard Group to meet demand of delivered food

The new Meal Ticket Brands venture aims to ‘disrupt’ the local restaurant industry

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Torched SUV linked to Vancouver’s fourth homicide

Manoj Kumar, 30, was found dead from gunshot wounds in the Kitsilano neighbourhood

Multiple sailing waits as BC Ferries deals with Easter Monday traffic

89 extra sailings had been added to the long weekend schedule

Most Read